Molecular markers

A fragment of genetic material associated with a certain location in the genome is known as molecular marker. Molecular markers have been useful in determining hybrid purity, identifying genotypes, discovering genes linked to known markers and also enable an in-depth analysis of quantitative traits, allowing interesting alleles to be found in wild or cultivated germplasm. Due to its heritability and relatively easy to assay, made DNA based markers more advantageous than the other markers. The predominate sequence based markers like Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs), Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs) and high throughput DArT assays are widely used in the genetic analysis.

This portal provides the convenient link to molecular marker resources which are identified and validated by IBP partners and collaborators or available in public domain to make easier to the researchers.

To access Molecular resources, click on the appropriate area in the sidebar on the left. For additional information and assistance, contact Rajeev Varshney.

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