, Volume 89, Issue 1, pp 65–68 | Cite as

Alien introgression of spring habit dominant genes into bread wheat

  • A. F. Stelmakh
  • V. I. Avsenin


Alien dominant genes of spring habit were introgressed into bread wheat. The introgression was undertaken by simple crossing of winter bread wheat to related spring species or genera, followed by backcrossing to winter bread wheat, and did not involve the use of the ph mutants or embryo culture. The introgressed genes were located mostly on chromosomes of homoeologous group 5, and were allelic to the known Vrn genes in bread wheat. Nevertheless three groups of lines were discovered with the genes possibly located on other chromosomes. These genes were non-allelic to each other and to known Vrn genes and were designated Vrn6 Sc , Vrn7 Sc (introgressed from Secale cereale) and Vrn8 Ts (from Triticum sphaerococcum).

Key words

bread wheat Triticum aestivum Secale cereale Triticum sphaerococcum Vrn genes introgression genetic analysis Vrn6Sc Vrn7Sc Vrn8Tc identification rye 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. Stelmakh
    • 1
  • V. I. Avsenin
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Breeding and Genetics Institute (SGI)OdessaUkraine

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