White Spruce genetic maps

Our latest and most complete composite map for white spruce (Picea glauca) has been released in 2017 (Pavy et al  2017). It has been assembled from individual maps of  genotypes WS7711 and 2388 (Canadian Forest Service) using 1,976 full-sib progeny. Nearly 9,000 expressed genes have been positioned on the composite map and work is underway to expand this number.  A file containing the names and positions (in cM) of each gene on the 12 white spruce linkage groups for individual and composites maps is available as a supporting file Table S1 of Pavy et al (2017) on the website of Plant Journal.

This map and previous ones have been shown to be highly syntenic to other spruce and pine genetic maps (Pavy et al 2012; Pavy et al 2017). Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) related to growth and phenology and previously mapped on the white spruce genome (Pelgas et al 2011) have also been mapped on this augmented map (Pavy et al 2017).