Todd, Steven Michael (2006-12). Advancement of cotton (Gossypium) radiation hybrid mapping tools. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon


  • The assembly of a robust structural genomics system requires the development and
    integration of multiple types of genome maps. This research focused on the
    development of a relatively new means of plant genome mapping, radiation hybrid
    mapping, for use in cotton genomics. Simple sequence repeat markers were genotyped
    onto an existing wide-cross whole-genome radiation hybrid panel for genome mapping
    of the Gossypium barbadense line '3-79'. A new mapping panel was created for
    genome mapping of the G. hirsutum line 'TM-1'. Carthagene software was compared to
    RHMAP and found to be superior in most regards.
    A total of 92 simple sequence repeat markers were genotyped onto the mapping
    panel for G. barbadense. Data from 64 of the 92 markers were deemed robust and
    combined with pre-existing data to develop an expanded framework map, which
    provides partial coverage of 7 chromosomes and three unidentified linkage groups.
    A new mapping population was created to allow mapping of the G. hirsutum
    genome. The population was developed by treatment of TM-1 pollen with 8 krad of
    radiation, which was used to make more than 1000 controlled cross-pollinations. From
    these, 979 bolls were harvested and seeds were planted until a population of 115 viable
    plants was obtained. Of these, 92 were selected at random for inclusion in the mapping
    Carthagene genome mapping software was evaluated and compared to the
    previously utilized RHMAP. Carthagene compared favorably in ease of use, calculation speed, and reliability of results. As such, it is recommended for use for the RH mapping

publication date

  • December 2006