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Joseph N. Wolukau, Xiaohui Zhou, and JinFeng Chen

. Selection for resistance to GSB is of pivotal importance to melon breeding programs. Phenotypic selection is tedious and sensitive to environmental conditions. Identification of linked markers is an essential step toward both marker-assisted selection (MAS

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Vidyasagar R. Sathuvalli, Shawn A. Mehlenbacher, and David C. Smith

of Georgia ( Mehlenbacher et al., 2004 ; Sathuvalli et al., 2011a , 2011b ; Sathuvalli and Mehlenbacher, unpublished data). In the OSU hazelnut breeding program, marker-assisted selection (MAS) uses RAPD markers 152-800 and 268-580 for ‘Gasaway

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Longzhou Liu, Youyuan Chen, Zhenghong Su, Hui Zhang, and Weiming Zhu

marker-assisted selection (MAS) and map-based gene cloning of CPM-resistant genes in melon. Sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) is a simple marker detection method ( Li and Quiros, 2001 ) that has been successfully applied in several species

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Feng Gao, Arvind H. Hirani, Jun Liu, Zheng Liu, Guohua Fu, Chunren Wu, Peter B.E. McVetty, and Genyi Li

canola, which is susceptible to clubroot disease. After three generations of crossing and backcrossing, the clubroot resistance gene was successfully introduced into canola through marker-assisted selection (F. Gao, A.H. Hirani, J. Liu, Z. Liu, and G. Li

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Katie O’Connor, Ben Hayes, Craig Hardner, Mobashwer Alam, and Bruce Topp

be used to increase genetic gain. This can be achieved by combining GWAS with marker-assisted selection (MAS). MAS is a method whereby candidate cultivars are selected indirectly based on genetic markers linked with desirable traits ( Collard et al

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Tong Geon Lee, Reza Shekasteband, Naama Menda, Lukas A. Mueller, and Samuel F. Hutton

j-2 locus that can be useful for marker-assisted selection (MAS). We used whole-genome sequencing of jointless and jointed tomato lines to identify SNPs proximal to the locus. Materials and Methods Plant material. Nineteen inbred lines from the

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Seth D. Wannemuehler, Chengyan Yue, William W. Shane, R. Karina Gallardo, and Vicki McCracken

after completion of the juvenile phase, which increases costs due to maintenance of inferior seedlings in addition to superior ones. Using marker-assisted seedling selection (MASS), a form of MAS, allows breeders to remove inferior seedlings earlier in

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Lidia Lozano, Ignasi Iglesias, Diego Micheletti, Michela Troggio, Satish Kumar, Richard K. Volz, Andrew C. Allan, David Chagné, and Susan E. Gardiner

are being developed and our knowledge of the molecular control of a wide range of plant traits is growing speedily. Molecular markers are now widely used in plant breeding for the acceleration of genetic gain. Systems include marker-assisted selection

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Seth D. Wannemuehler, Chengyan Yue, Wendy K. Hoashi-Erhardt, R. Karina Gallardo, and Vicki McCracken

-informed breeding involves examination of DNA of seedlings, and it is referred to as marker-assisted seedling selection (MASS). Another method involves examination of parent material before crosses occur and is commonly referred to as marker-assisted parental

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Merve Şekerli, Golnaz Komaei Koma, Jacob W. Snelling, and Shawn A. Mehlenbacher

in the region where EFB resistance from ‘Ratoli’ was mapped ( Sathuvalli et al., 2011a ). These new SSR markers will be useful in future studies of EFB resistance, cultivar fingerprinting, diversity studies, and marker-assisted selection, including