, Volume 95, Issue 3, pp 468-473

RFLP-based mapping of three mutant loci in rye (Secale cereale L.) and their relation to homoeologous loci within the Gramineae

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 Three mutant loci of rye determining absence of ligules (al), waxless plant (wa1) and waxy endosperm (Wx) characters were mapped in a single F2 population, comprising 84 individual plants. The three loci could be clearly tagged in relation to 7 (al on chromosome 2R), 4 (wa1 on chromosome 7R) or 6 (Wx on chromosome 4R) RFLP markers. The mapping data are compared with existing data for homoeologous regions containing equivalent mutants of wheat, barley, rice and maize. It is shown that the loci analysed are highly conserved across the cereal species, including rye.

Received: 14 March 1997 / Accepted: 21 March 1997