|Title||A pseudoautosomal random amplified polymorphic DNA marker for the sex chromosomes of Silene dioica|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Di Stilio V*, Kesseli RV, Mulcahy DL|
|Keywords||melandrium-album; dioecious plant; male meiosis; region; linkage|
The segregation pattern of an 810-bp random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) band in the Fl and backcross generations of a Silene dioica (L.) Clairv. family provides evidence that this molecular marker is located in the pseudoautosomal region (PAR) of the X and Y chromosomes. The marker was found through a combination of bulked segregant analysis (BSA) and RAPD techniques. Recombination rates between this pseudoautosomal marker and the differentiating portion of the Y chromosome are 15% in both generations. Alternative explanations involving nondisjunction or autosomal inheritance are presented and discussed. Chromosome counts provide evidence against the nondisjunction hypothesis, and probability calculations argue against the possibility of autosomal inheritance. This constitutes the first report of a pseudoautosomal DNA marker for plant sex chromosomes.
|URL||<Go to ISI>://000075232100034|