Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 118, Issue 3, pp 525–539 | Cite as

Characterization of low-molecular-weight glutenin subunit Glu-B3 genes and development of STS markers in common wheat (Triticumaestivum L.)

Original Paper

Abstract

Low-molecular-weight glutenin subunit (LMW-GS) Glu-B3 has a significant influence on the processing quality of the end-use products of common wheat. To characterize the LMW-GS genes at the Glu-B3 locus, gene-specific PCR primers were designed to amplify eight near-isogenic lines and Cheyenne with different Glu-B3 alleles (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h and i) defined by protein electrophoretic mobility. The complete coding regions of four Glu-B3 genes with complete coding sequence were obtained and designated as GluB3-1, GluB3-2, GluB3-3 and GluB3-4. Ten allele-specific PCR markers designed from the SNPs present in the sequenced variants discriminated the Glu-B3 proteins of electrophoretic mobility alleles a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h and i. These markers were validated on 161 wheat varieties and advanced lines with different Glu-B3 alleles, thus confirming that the markers can be used in marker-assisted breeding for wheat grain processing quality.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Crop ScienceNational Wheat Improvement Centre/The National Key Facility for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)BeijingChina
  2. 2.Wheat Research InstituteHenan Academy of Agricultural SciencesZhengzhouChina
  3. 3.International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) China OfficeBeijingChina
  4. 4.Western Australia Department of Agriculture and Food, State Agriculture Biotechnology CentreMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  5. 5.International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)Mexico DFMexico

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