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Record number 415040
Title Identification and Validation of EST-Derived Molecular Markers, TRAP and VNTRs, for Banana Research
Author(s) Garcia, S.A.L.; Talebi, R.; Ferreira, C.F.; Vroh, B.I.; Paiva, L.V.; Kema, G.H.J.; Souza, M.T.
Source In: Proceedings of the International ISHS-ProMusa Symposium on Global Perspectives on Asian Challenges, Guangzhou, China, 14-18 September 2009. - Leuven, Belgium : ISHS - ISBN 9789066051386 - p. 69 - 80.
Event Leuven, Belgium : ISHS - ISBN 9789066051386 The International ISHS-ProMusa Symposium on Global Perspectives on Asian Challenges, Guangzhou, China, 2009-09-14/2009-09-18
Department(s) PRI BIOINT Moleculair Phytopathology
Biointeracties and Plant Health
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2011
Abstract The advent of high-throughput sequencing technology has generated abundant information on DNA sequences for the genomes of many plant species. Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs), which are unique DNA sequences derived from a cDNA library and therefore representing genes transcribed in specific tissues or at some stage of development, are one type of DNA sequences highly available today for many important crop species. Molecular markers are used for bridging DNA sequence information with particular phenotypes and are useful tools for genotyping germplasm collections and also for tagging genes involved in desirable agronomic traits. In this sense, there is always a strong demand for suitable marker techniques to better utilise existing sequence information. A transcriptome database from banana (Musa spp.), DATAMusa, containing 42,724 ESTs from 11 different cDNA libraries and encompassing approximately 24 Mb of DNA sequence, was used in this study for the design of primers to PCR-amplify two types of EST-derived molecular markers, Variable Nucleotide Tandem Repeat (VNTR) and Target Region Amplification Polymorphism (TRAP). These primers were then validated against a panel of 14 diploid Musa genotypes and produced 32 (VNTR) and 119 (TRAP) alleles. Used separately or together, both types of markers were able to discriminate Musa genotypes from different genome background (A or B genomes). The TRAP alleles identified were derived from only one EST, while the VNTR alleles were derived from 12 unigenes. Based on the results of this study, EST-derived markers can be an important source of polymorphism to be used in genetic diversity and gene discovery studies in banana
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