In Feb. 2017, a paper article has been published in BMC Genomics Journal by Dr. Nariman Salih Ahmad, academic staff at the College of Agricultural Sciences, Crop Science Department. The work has been done in collaboration with an International Scientific Group. The Journal has been listed in Thomson Reuter Master list with an impact factor of 3.867.
The investigation is about constructing two intraspecific linkage maps consisting of DArTseq markers in two Bambara groundnut (2n = 2x = 22) segregating populations, to cover 1,395.2 cM and 1,376.7 cM across 11 linkage groups of each. A total of 96 DArTseq markers were used being polymorphic in both populations and also each marker could be located using the unique sequence tag onto the common bean, adzuki bean and mung bean genomes, allowing the sequenced genomes to be used as an initial 'pseudo' physical map for bambara groundnut. A good correspondence was observed at the macrosynteny level, particularly to the common bean genome. The result demonstrating the possibility of identifying potential candidate genes underlying traits of interest through the conserved syntenic physical location of QTL in the well-annotated genomes of closely related species.
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