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Collard BCY, Jahufer MZZ, Brouwer JB, Pang ECK (2005) An introduction to markers, quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping and marker-assisted selection for crop improvement: The basic concepts. Euphytica 142: 169-196.

Griffith AJF, Miller JH, Suzuki DT, Lewontin RC, Gelbart WM (2004) An introduction to genetic analysis. W.H. Freeman and Company. ISBN 10: 0716749394. Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=iga.TOC

Lander ES, Green P, Abrahamson J, Barlow A, Daly MJ, Lincoln SE, Newberg LA (1987) Mapmaker: an interactive computer package for constructing primary genetic linkage maps of experimental and natural populations. Genomics 1: 174-181

(Note: although this is an older paper and intended specifically for this software program, it is a helpful discussion of mapping as well.)

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