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Identification of QTLs for yield and yield components of barley under different growth conditions


Xue, DW and Zhou, M and Zhang, X and Chen, S and Wei, K and Zeng, F and Mao, Y and Wu, F and Zhang, G, Identification of QTLs for yield and yield components of barley under different growth conditions, Journal of Zhejiang University - Science B (Biomedicine & Biotechnology), 11, (3) pp. 169-176. ISSN 1673-1581 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1631/jzus.B0900332


Waterlogging is a major abiotic stress limiting barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) yield and its stability in areas with excessive rainfall. Identification of genomic regions influencing the response of yield and its components to waterlogging stress will enhance our understanding of the genetics of waterlogging tolerance and the development of more tolerant barley cultivars. Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for grain yield and its components were identified using 156 doubled haploid (DH) lines derived from a cross between the cultivars Yerong (waterlogging-tolerant) and Franklin (waterlogging-sensitive) grown under different conditions (waterlogged and well drained). A total of 31 QTLs were identified for the measured characters from two experiments with two growth environments. The phenotypic variation explained by individual QTLs ranged from 4.74% to 55.34%. Several major QTLs determining kernel weight (KW), grains per spike (GS), spikes per plant (SP), spike length (SL) and grain yield (GY) were detected on the same region of chromosome 2H, indicating close linkage or pleiotropy of the gene(s) controlling these traits. Some different QTLs were identified under waterlogging conditions, and thus different markers may have to be used in selecting cultivars suitable for high rainfall areas.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) - Waterlogging tolerance - Yield - Quantitative trait locus (QTL)
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:64270
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:43
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2010-07-12
Last Modified:2012-01-20

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