The sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers linked to the color around the stone (Cs) locus of peach fruit

  • Ji-cheng Han
  • Guo-jian Liu
  • Rui-feng Chang
  • Xin-zhong Zhang
Keywords: Prunus persica (L.) Batsch, flesh color around the stone, sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP).


The distribution and concentration of anthocyanin, a major subgroup of the flavonoids and important  determinants of peach fruit flesh color, is regulated by several genes. In the international reference Prunus  map, the locus of flesh color around the stone (Cs) is located on linkage group LG3. This report describes the  development of a sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) marker linked to major genes controlling  the Cs in peach. One F1 progeny from a cross between the peach cultivars ‘Chongyanghong’ × ‘Yanhong’  segregated by fruit flesh color around the stone was used for bulked segregant analysis. Two kinds of bulked  DNA were constructed and used for the polymerase chain reaction in SRAP analysis. After 88 pairs of primers  were screened against the two kinds of bulked DNA, three dominant SRAP markers were selected in  cooperation with the Cs bulk. One of the three markers (Me07Em02) was linked to the Cs locus at a distance of 0 cM. The SRAP markers would provide an effective tool for marker-assisted selection for the trait of  anthocyanin intensity of peach flesh in peach breeding programs.

Key words: Prunus persica (L.) Batsch, flesh color around the stone, sequence-related amplified  polymorphism (SRAP).


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