Botanical Society of China and Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Acta Botanica Sinica 45(7)
A computer program called Matrix Generator (MG) was developed for transforming sized DNA fragments into a presence/absence data matrix. Dynamic computation was run to avoid errors introduced using fixed-bin-width arithmetic. MG can be used with bin sized fragments from AFLP, ISSR, RAPD, RFLP, and other molecular markers. The accuracy of MG was tested using fAFLP data of Abelia and the results show that MG results in higher resolution of taxa and is more reliable than programs of the similar usage.