Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 83, Issue 4, pp 489–494 | Cite as

Production of wheat-barley recombinant chromosomes through induced homoeologous pairing

1. Isolation of recombinants involving barley arms 3HL and 6HL
  • A. K. M. R. Islam
  • K. W. Shepherd


Sears' phlb mutant was used successfully for the first time to induce pairing and recombination between specific barley chromosomes and their wheat homoeologues. Pairing was induced in specially constructed genetic stocks having 19 pairs of wheat chromosomes and triply monosomic for either barley chromosome arm 6HL or 3HL, a related wheat chromosome, and chromosome 5B of wheat carrying the phlb mutation. Wheat-barley recombinant chromosomes were isolated from among the progeny obtained from self-fertilization of the triple monosomic stocks, by screening for dissociation of biochemical markers on the barley arms. Glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT), aconitase hydratase (ACO), and dipeptidase (DIP) isozymes were used to select recombinants involving the 6HL arm, and esterase (EST) and malate dehydrogenase (MDH) were used for the 3HL arm. Altogether, six recombinants involving 6HL (1.4%) and six involving 3HL (1.1%) were isolated. These wheat-barley recombinant chromosomes are being used to construct a detailed gene order map of barley based on biochemical and molecular markers.

Key words

Isozyme markers Homoeologous pairing phlb mutant Wheat-barley recombination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. M. R. Islam
    • 1
  • K. W. Shepherd
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant ScienceWaite Agricultural Research Institute, The University of AdelaideGlen OsmondAustralia

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