The least ambiguous genetic markers are those based on completely characterized DNA sequence polymorphisms. Unfortunately, assaying allele states by allele sequencing is slow and cumbersome. The most desirable type of genetic marker would be unambiguous, inexpensive to assay and would be assayable singly or in parallel with hundreds of other markers (multiplexable). In this report we sequenced alleles at 54 barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. vulgare) loci, 38 of which contained single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Many of these 38 loci contained multiple polymorphisms, and a total of 112 polymorphisms were scored in five barley genotypes. The polymorphism data set was analyzed both by using the individual mutations as cladistic characters and by reducing data for each locus to haplotypes. We compared the informativeness of these two approaches by consensus tree construction and bootstrap analysis. Both approaches provided similar results. Since some of the loci sequenced contained insertion/deletion events and multiple point mutations, we thought that these multiple-mutated loci might represent old alleles that predated the divergence of barley from H. spontaneum. We evaluated sequences from a sample of H. spontaneum accessions from the Eastern Mediterranean, and observed similar alleles present in both cultivated barley and H. spontaneum, suggesting either multiple domestication events or multiple transfers of genes between barley and its wild ancestor.
Plant Molecular Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 13, 2004
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera