When multiple genetic maps exist for a species, integration of these maps requires a set of common markers be genotyped across the individual mapping populations. In the turkey, three genetic maps based on separate mapping populations are available. In this study, SNP-based markers were developed for integrating the cDNAIRFLP-based map (1) with microsatellite markers of the second-generation turkey genome map (2). Forty-eight primer sets were designed and tested and 33 (69%) correctly amplified turkey genomic DNA by PCR. Putative SNPs were detected in 20 (61%) of the amplified gene fragments, and 10 SNP markers were subsequently genotyped by PCRIRFLP for segregation analysis. Eight SNP markers were incorporated into the turkey genetic map.
- Genetic linkage map
- Single nucleotide polymorphism