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Soon O. Park, Hye Y. Hwang, and Kevin M. Crosby

breeders using molecular markers for marker-assisted selection (MAS). An F 2 population of a ‘Deltex’ × TGR 1551 cross segregated for economically important traits including sugars, ascorbic acid, fruit size and shape, flesh and seed cavity size, seed

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Hsuan Chen, Jason D. Lattier, Kelly Vining, and Ryan N. Contreras

lilac genetic mapping ( Lattier, 2017 ). Marker-assisted selection (MAS) could make cultivar development of dwarf lilacs more efficient by reducing population size at the seedling stage. Dwarf lilacs, like many other woody perennials, have a long life

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Daofeng Liu, Jing Ma, Jianfeng Yang, Tien V. Nguyen, Huamin Liu, Renwei Huang, Shunzhao Sui, and Mingyang Li

, construction of linkage maps, marker-assisted selections and backcrosses, population genetics, and phylogenetic studies ( Kalia et al., 2011 ) such as marker-assisted selection in rice ( Jena and Mackill, 2008 ) and identify quantitative trait loci (QTL

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Guojing Li, Yonghua Liu, Jeffrey D. Ehlers, Zhujun Zhu, Xiaohua Wu, Baogeng Wang, and Zhongfu Lu

single dominant gene in all four of the possible biparental crosses. Molecular marker-assisted selection (MAS), where molecular markers linked to the target gene facilitate the indirect selection of the linked gene in breeding populations, can

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Jian-Feng Geng, Cheng-Song Zhu, Xiao-Wei Zhang, Yan Cheng, Yuan-Ming Zhang, and Xi-Lin Hou

(e.g., disease resistance and quality). Such a breeding program requires the development of a large number of DNA markers for the detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL), and marker-assisted selection to speed up the breeding process and to

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Bouchaib Khadari, Amal Zine El Aabidine, Cinderella Grout, Inès Ben Sadok, Agnès Doligez, Nathalie Moutier, Sylvain Santoni, and Evelyne Costes

expensive procedure. The use of molecular breeding will allow saving time and increasing selection efficiency. Linkage maps of progenies segregating for important economic traits such as fruit quality and yield are required to develop marker-assisted

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Jack E. Staub, Zhanyong Sun, Sang-Min Chung, and Richard L. Lower

markers in marker-assisted selection (MAS) for crop improvement ( Staub et al., 1996 ). In cucumber ( Cucumis sativus var. sativus L.; 2n = 2x = 14; hereafter designated C. s . var. sativus ; estimated genome length, 750–1000 cM), protein (isozyme

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Dario J. Chavez and José X. Chaparro

markers associated with traits of interest, permitting the use of marker-assisted selection (MAS) for traits expressed in late development ( Gulsen et al., 2010 ). Bulked segregant analysis (BSA) is a rapid procedure used to efficiently identify markers

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Shengping Zhang, Han Miao, Xing-fang Gu, Yuhong Yang, Bingyan Xie, Xiaowu Wang, Sanwen Huang, Yongchen Du, Rifei Sun, and Todd C. Wehner

multiple replications and years. Given these difficulties, cucumber breeders would benefit from a more efficient and more reliable scab resistance breeding procedure such as marker-assisted selection (MAS). With MAS, selection is on the marker rather than

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Caihong Wang, Yike Tian, Emily J. Buck, Susan E. Gardiner, Hongyi Dai, and Yanli Jia

period, which acts as one of the main obstacles to fast progress in conventional breeding. To help accelerate breeding, breeders are now applying marker-assisted selection (MAS), which allows selection of seedlings for marker-linked traits before maturity