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What are the advantages of molecular markers?

In this module we will only discuss molecular markers, which have several advantages over the other types:

  • They are not subject to environmental influence
  • They are unlimited in number
  • They are usually more objective
  • They can be easier to analyse
  • They may be less expensive than some types of markers (especially when they can be done in high-throughput)

(see also de Vicente and Fulton 2004)