Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 83, Issue 2, pp 141–145

Quantitative trait loci for plant height in four maize populations and their associations with qualitative genetic loci

Authors

  • W. D. Beavis
    • Department of Data ManagementPioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • D. Grant
    • Department of BiotechnologyPioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • M. Albertsen
    • Department of BiotechnologyPioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • R. Fincher
    • Department of BiotechnologyPioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Originals

DOI: 10.1007/BF00226242

Cite this article as:
Beavis, W.D., Grant, D., Albertsen, M. et al. Theoret. Appl. Genetics (1991) 83: 141. doi:10.1007/BF00226242

Summary

We report that plant height quantitative trait loci (QTLs) identified in a given small population are not consistent with QTLs identified in other small populations, and that most QTLs are in close proximity to mapped qualitative genetic loci. These observations provide evidence to support the hypothesis that qualitative genetic loci are the same loci that affect quantitative traits, and affirm that these modest experiments probably identify real QTLs.

Key words

Zea mays L.Molecular markersRestriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs)Quantitative trait loci (QTLs)
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