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Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for intumescence severity in Eucalyptus globulus and validation of QTL detection based on phenotyping using open-pollinated families of a mapping population

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Ammitzboll, H and Vaillancourt, RE and Potts, BM and Singarasa, S and Mani, R and Freeman, JS, Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for intumescence severity in Eucalyptus globulus and validation of QTL detection based on phenotyping using open-pollinated families of a mapping population, Plant Disease, 102, (8) pp. 1566-1573. ISSN 0191-2917 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2018 The American Phytopathological Society

DOI: doi:10.1094/PDIS-01-18-0003-RE

Abstract

Intumescence is a nonpathogenic physiological disorder characterized by leaf blistering. This disorder can affect growth and development in glasshouses and growth chambers and may be confused with pathogenic diseases. We used quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis to examine the genetic basis of variation in intumescence severity in Eucalyptus globulus, and test for colocation with previously detected QTLs for pathogen susceptibility. QTL analysis used the phenotype means of open-pollinated (OP) families of an outcrossed F2 mapping family (OP F3; n = 300) of E. globulus and the linkage map constructed in the F2. We validate this phenotyping approach for QTL analysis by assessing a trait previously used for QTL discovery in the F2 and showing the same major QTL was detected with the OP F3. For intumescence severity, five putative QTLs were detected across four linkage groups. Four of these did not colocate with previously reported QTLs for fungal pathogen susceptibility in Eucalyptus, suggesting the mechanisms underlying susceptibility to intumescence and to the two fungal pathogens are largely independent. This study demonstrates there is a genetic basis for variation in intumescence severity, reports the first QTL for intumescence severity in plants, and provides a robust framework for investigating the potential mechanisms involved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:disease resistance, QTL
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood Plantations
UTAS Author:Ammitzboll, H (Mr Hans Ammitzboll)
UTAS Author:Vaillancourt, RE (Professor Rene Vaillancourt)
UTAS Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
UTAS Author:Freeman, JS (Dr Jules Freeman)
ID Code:127993
Year Published:2018
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP140102552)
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2018-08-27
Last Modified:2020-01-06
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