The first chapter details the different techniques of molecular markers, emphasizing genetic aspects, because these determine the type of use one can put it to. The construction of genetic linkage maps is the subject of the second chapter, where the advantages and disadvantages of the most common mapping populations are specified. The particular ca

INTRODUCTIONPRINCIPAL SOURCES OF MOLECULAR MARKERS: D. de Vienne, S. Santoni et al. and M. Falaque: Criteria of Classification; Codominant Markers Detected Individually; Patterns of Multiple Dominant Markers: Genetic Fingerprinting; Polymorphism of Number of Tandem Repeats; Gene Markers: cDNA and Proteins; What Markers are Suitable for What Purpose? CONSTRUCTION OF GENETIC LINKAGE MAPS: D. de Vienne: The Concept of Genetic Distance; Comparing the Most Commonly used Populations; F2 Populations; Recombinant Inbred Lines; Populations Derived from Non-fixed Parents; Comparing the Various Types of Populations; Fundamentals of Genetics MapsMAPPING OF MAJOR GENES: D. de Vienne: Approaches to Mapping of Major Genes; Use of Markers for Cloning Major GenesMAPPING AND CHARACTERIZING QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI: D. de Vienne and M. Causse: Principle of QTL Mapping; Genetic and Molecular Bases of Quantitative Trait VariationMOLECULAR MARKERS IN POPULATION GENETICS: A. Kremer and S. Mariette: Specific Contributions of Molecular Markers in Comparison to Enzyme Markers; Analysis of Molecular Diversity; Polymorphism within a Population; Differentiation between Populations; Gene FlowAPPLICATION OF MARKERS IN SELECTION: A. Charcosset and A. Gallais: Contribution of Diversity Studies to Selection; Marker-assisted Selection; Marker-assisted Recurrent SelectionAPPENDICES