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Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 91, Issue 6–7, pp 921–927 | Cite as

Mapping of β-glucan content and β-glucanase activity loci in barley grain and malt

  • F. Han
  • S. E. Ullrich
  • S. Chirat
  • S. Menteur
  • L. Jestin
  • A. Sarrafi
  • P. M. Hayes
  • B. L. Jones
  • T. K. Blake
  • D. M. Wesenberg
  • A. Kleinhofs
  • A. Kilian
Article

Abstract

Genetic study of β-glucan content and β-glucanase activity has been facilitated by recent developments in quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis. QTL for barley and malt β-glucan content and for green and finished malt β-glucanase activity were mapped using a 123-point molecular marker linkage map from the cross of Steptoe/Morex. Three QTL for barley β-glucan, 6 QTL for malt β-glucan, 3 QTL for β-glucanase in green malt and 5 QTL for β-glucanase in finished malt were detected by interval mapping procedures. The QTL with the largest effects on barley β-glucan, malt βglucan, green malt β-glucanase and finished malt βglucanase were identified on chromosomes 2,1,4 and 7, respectively. A genome map-based approach allows for dissection of relationships among barley and malt βglucan content, green and finished malt β-glucanase activity, and other malting quality parameters.

Key words

QTL mapping β-Glucan β-Glucanase Malt barley Hordeum vulgare 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Han
    • 1
  • S. E. Ullrich
    • 1
  • S. Chirat
    • 2
  • S. Menteur
    • 3
  • L. Jestin
    • 3
  • A. Sarrafi
    • 2
  • P. M. Hayes
    • 4
  • B. L. Jones
    • 5
  • T. K. Blake
    • 6
  • D. M. Wesenberg
    • 7
  • A. Kleinhofs
    • 1
  • A. Kilian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Crop and Soil SciencesWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biotechnology and Plant BreedingINP-ENSATToulouseFrance
  3. 3.Department of Plant BreedingINRAClermont-FerrandFrance
  4. 4.Department of Crop and Soil ScienceOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  5. 5.USDA/ARS Cereal Crops Research UnitMadisonUSA
  6. 6.Department of Plant and Soil SciencesMontana State UniversityBozemanUSA
  7. 7.USDA/ARS, National Small Grains Germplasm Research FacilityAberdeenUSA

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