The following links illustrate the utility of 97 mapped loblolly pine ESTs as framework genetic markers in the comparative mapping of pine pedigrees and a Douglas-fir pedigree of the CCGP. These figures assume co-linearity among genomes, an assumption which will be validated or not in the near future as genetic maps are constructed. For each linkage group of the loblolly pine consensus map, the results of PCR amplification and polymorphism detection within pedigrees of the CCGP are shown. Successful PCR amplification using a standard thermal cycling profile is denoted by a circle, with filled circles showing polymorphic ESTs in the respective pedigree, and open circles denoting ESTs that are not polymorphic using the described methods.


Linkage Groups