Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 90, Issue 7–8, pp 1174–1179 | Cite as

RFLP mapping of the vernalization (Vrn1) and frost resistance (Fr1) genes on chromosome 5A of wheat

  • G. Galiba
  • S. A. Quarrie
  • J. Sutka
  • A. Morgounov
  • J. W. Snape


A population of single chromosome recombinant lines was developed from the cross between a frost-sensitive, vernalization-insensitive substitution line, ‘Chinese Spring’ (Triticum spelta 5A) and a frost-tolerant, vernalization-sensitive line, ‘Chinese Spring’ (‘Cheyenne’ 5A), and used to map the genes Vrn1 and Fr1 controlling vernalization requirement and frost tolerance, respectively, relative to RFLP markers located on this chromosome. The Vrn1 and Fr1 loci were located closely linked on the distal portion of the long arm of 5AL, but contrary to previous observations, recombination between them was found. Three RFLP markers, Xpsr426, Xcdo504 and Xwg644 were tightly linked to both. The location of Vrn1 suggests that it is homoeologous to other spring habit genes in related species, particularly the Sh2 locus on chromosome 7 (5H) of barley and the Sp1 locus on chromosome 5R of rye.

Key words

Wheat Vernalization response Frost resistance RFLP mapping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Galiba
    • 1
  • S. A. Quarrie
    • 2
  • J. Sutka
    • 1
  • A. Morgounov
    • 2
  • J. W. Snape
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesMartonvásárHungary
  2. 2.John Innes CentreColneyUK

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