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A single locus is responsible for salinity tolerance in a Chinese landrace barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

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Xu, R and Wang, J and Li, C and Johnson, P and Lu, C and Zhou, M, A single locus is responsible for salinity tolerance in a Chinese landrace barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), PLoS One, 7, (8) Article e43079. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043079

Abstract

Introduction: Salinity and waterlogging are two major abiotic stresses severely limiting barley production. The lack of a reliable screening method makes it very hard to improve the tolerance through breeding programs.

Methods: This work used 188 DH lines from a cross between a Chinese landrace variety, TX9425 (waterlogging and salinity tolerant), and a Japanese malting barley, Naso Nijo (waterlogging and salinity sensitive), to identify QTLs associated with the tolerance.

Results: Four QTLs were found for waterlogging tolerance. The salinity tolerance was evaluated with both a hydroponic system and in potting mixture. In the trial with potting mixture, only one major QTL was identified to associate with salinity tolerance. This QTL explained nearly 50% of the phenotypic variation, which makes it possible for further fine mapping and cloning of the gene. This QTL was also identified in the hydroponic experiment for different salt-related traits. The position of this QTL was located at a similar position to one of the major QTLs for waterlogging tolerance, indicating the possibility of similar mechanisms controlling both waterlogging and salinity tolerance.

Conclusion: The markers associated with the QTL provided a unique opportunity in breeding programs for selection of salinity and waterlogging tolerance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Crop and Pasture Production
Research Field:Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Winter Grains and Oilseeds
Objective Field:Barley
Author:Johnson, P (Dr Peter Johnson)
Author:Zhou, M (Associate Professor Meixue Zhou)
ID Code:76266
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2012-03-02
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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