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Mapping Gene(s) for Grain Protein in Tetraploid Wheat (Triticum turgidum L.) Using a Population of Recombinant Inbred Chromosome Lines


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  1. Vol. 37 No. 5, p. 1586-1589
    Received: Dec 9, 1996

    * Corresponding author(s): Joppa@badlands.nodak.edu
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  1. L. R. Joppa ,
  2. Changheng Du,
  3. Gary E. Hart and
  4. Gary A. Hareland
  1. Northern Crops Science Lab., Box 5677, State Univ. Station, Fargo, ND 58105



A ‘Langdon’ durum wheat line with a pair of 6B chromosomes from an accession of Triticum turgidum L. var. dicoccoides (Körn. in litt., in Schweinf.) Bowden [LDN(DIC-6B)] previously was shown to have a gene(s) for high grain protein content (GPC). The objectives of this study were to develop a mapping population segregating only for genes on chromosome 6B, map the gene(s) for high GPC, and identify closely linked markers for use in marker-assisted breeding for this trait. The 6B mapping population was grown in replicated field trials and evaluated for GPC. A restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) map of this population was available. The quantitative trait locus (QTL) analyses provided strong evidence that a gene(s) for high GPC (named QGpc.ndsu-6Bb) is located near the centromere of 6B. The most likely location for the gene(s) is in the short arm between Xabg387-6B and Xmwg79-6B. The logarithm of the odds (LOD) score for this interval is 18.9. Segregation in this segment accounted for 66% of the variation in GPC. Eleven additional markers have been mapped within 7 centimorgans (cM) of the midpoint of Xabg387-6B and Xmwg79-6B. One or more of these markers should be useful in marker-assisted breeding for high GPC in dorum wheat.

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