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QTL mapping reveals the relationship between pasting properties and malt extract in barley


Wang, J and Yang, J and Hua, W and Wu, X and Zhu, J and Shang, Y and Zhou, M, QTL mapping reveals the relationship between pasting properties and malt extract in barley, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19, (11) Article 3559. ISSN 1000-9035 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3390/ijms19113559


Pasting properties are important characteristics of barley starch from a processing standpoint. Many studies reported the close relationship between pasting properties and malting quality, especially malt extract. However, most conclusions were derived from the correlation between pasting properties and malting quality using a set of cultivars or breeding lines. In this study, a doubled haploid population of 150 lines from a cross between a Japanese malting barley and a Chinese feed barley was grown in four different environments (two sites two years). Based on average values from all different environments, 17 significant quantitative trait loci (QTL) were identified for pasting properties. The genetic variance explained by these QTL varied from 7.0 to 23.2%. Most QTL controlling pasting properties were located on 1H, 2H, 5H, and 7H. Results confirmed the linkage between pasting properties and malt extract, with most of the QTL for pasting properties becoming nonsignificant when using malt extract as a covariate. Breakdown showed the closest correlation with malt extract. Molecular markers closely linked to the QTL can be used to select desired pasting properties to improve malting quality.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:barley (Hordeum vulgare L; ), quantitative trait loci (QTL), pasting property, malt extract, rapid visco-analyzer (RVA)
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Grains and seeds
Objective Field:Barley
UTAS Author:Zhou, M (Professor Meixue Zhou)
ID Code:130323
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2019-01-20
Last Modified:2019-03-19
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