This tutorial provides a general explanation of a CAP marker and demonstrates how to design a CAP marker from a previously identified SNP using the Sol Genomics Network (SGN) CAPS designer tool.
One method for SNP detection is to create a cleaved amplified polymorphic (CAP) marker. A CAP marker is a simple PCR-based molecular marker assay visualized by agarose gel electrophoresis.
This tutorial provides a general explanation of a CAP marker and demonstrates how to design a CAP marker from a previously identified SNP using the Sol Genomics Network CAPS designer tool. In the event that the slideshare tutorial does not work, the tutorial is also attached as a pdf at the bottom of the page.
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Development of this lesson was supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Solanaceae Coordinated Agricultural Project, agreement 2009-85606-05673, administered by Michigan State University. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the United States Department of Agriculture.