Use of diversity arrays technology markers for integration into a cotton reference map and anchoring to a recombinant inbred line map

A diversity array technology (DArT) marker platform was developed for the cotton genome, to evaluate the use of DArT markers compared with AFLP markers in mapping and transferability across the mapping populations. We used a reference genetic map of tetraploid Gossypium L. that already contained ~5000 loci, which coalesced into 26 chromosomes, to anchor newly developed DArT and AFLP markers with the aim of further improving utility and map resolution.