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Segregation distortion and its effect on genetic mapping in plants

  • Song Xian-Liang (a1) (a2), Sun Xue-Zhen (a2) and Zhang Tian-Zhen (a1)


Segregation distortion, identified as a strong evolutionary force, is common in genetic mapping research. In plants, the percentage, degree, origin and genetic effects of segregation distortion vary significantly with species, population types, crosses and marker types. The exhibition, common features, causes, methods of mapping segregation distortion loci, effects of segregation distortion on map construction and corresponding mapping strategies in plants, mainly in crops, are reviewed in this paper.


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