Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 93, Issue 8, pp 1211–1217 | Cite as

Comparative mapping of QTLs for agronomic traits of rice across environments using a doubled haploid population

  • C. Lu
  • L. Shen
  • Z. Tan
  • Y. Xu
  • P. He
  • Y. Chen
  • L. Zhu
Article

Abstract

We report here the RFLP mapping of quantitative triat loci (QTLs) that affect some important agronomic traits in cultivated rice. An anther culturederived doubled haploid (DH) population was established from a cross between an indica and a japonica rice variety. On the basis of this population a molecular linkage map comprising 137 markers was constructed that covered the rice genome at intervals of 14.8cM on average. Interval mapping of the linkage map was used to locate QTLs for such important agronomic traits as heading date, plant height, number of spikelets per panicle, number of grains Per panicle, 1000-grain weight and percentage of seed set. Evidence of genotype-byenvironment interaction was found by comparing QTL maps of the same population grown in three diverse environments. A total of 22 QTLs for six agronomic traits were detected that were significant in at least one environment, but only 7 were significant in all three environments, 7 were significant in two environments and 8 could only be detected in a single environment. However, QTL-by-environment interaction was traitdependent. QTLs for spikelets and grains per panicle were common across environments, while traits like heading date and plant height were more sensitive to environment.

Key words

Doubled haploid population Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) Molecular map Rice G x E interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Lu
    • 1
  • L. Shen
    • 1
  • Z. Tan
    • 2
  • Y. Xu
    • 3
  • P. He
    • 1
  • Y. Chen
    • 1
  • L. Zhu
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.The Rice Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural UniversitySichuanChina
  3. 3.Department of AgronomyZhejiang Agricultural UniversityHangzhouChina

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