, Volume 205, Issue 1, pp 231–241 | Cite as

Genetic analysis and molecular mapping of QTLs associated with resistance to bacterial blight in a rice mutant, SA0423

  • Hsin-Yi Tseng
  • Da-Gin Lin
  • Hsiao-Ying Hsieh
  • Ya-June Tseng
  • Wen-Bin Tseng
  • Chun-Wei Chen
  • Chang-Sheng WangEmail author


Bacterial blight disease, caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is one of the most serious diseases in rice producing areas. SA0423 is a broad-range resistance mutant selected from a popular japonica-type variety, TNG67, using sodium azide mutagenesis. Genetic analysis and QTL mapping of SA0423 were performed using the descendants obtained from crossing with Taichung Native 1, a susceptible and well-known indica variety, by challenging with a Taiwanese Xoo isolate, XF89b. Genetic analysis displayed that the resistance of SA0423 is regulated by quantitative trait loci (QTLs) with incomplete dominance. A linkage map covering 12 chromosomes and consisting of 148 SSR as well as 3 InDel markers was constructed. Three QTLs are identified on chromosomes 11, 8 and 6 and account for 21.1, 11 and 9.6 % of the observed phenotypic variance, respectively. Three QTLs are localized to 6, 7 and 14 confidence intervals, respectively. These QTLs contribute to approximately 47 % of the total phenotypic variation of the F2 population. No epistatic effect could be detected among the three QTLs. Our results provide a suitable source of potential disease resistance genes and establish a system for improving rice bacterial blight resistance through marker-assisted selection.


Rice Bacterial blight disease Resistance Mutant QTL mapping R/qtl 



The financial support from the Ministry of Science and Technology (NSC 102-2317-B-005-01) of Taiwan to C. S. Wang is acknowledged. Suggestions from anonymous reviewers that improved the quality of this article were highly appreciated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsin-Yi Tseng
    • 1
  • Da-Gin Lin
    • 1
  • Hsiao-Ying Hsieh
    • 1
  • Ya-June Tseng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wen-Bin Tseng
    • 2
  • Chun-Wei Chen
    • 3
  • Chang-Sheng Wang
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Biotechnology DivisionTaiwan Agricultural Research InstituteTaichungTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Department of AgronomyNational Chung-Hsing UniversityTaichungTaiwan, ROC
  3. 3.Plant Pathology DivisionTaiwan Agricultural Research InstituteTaichungTaiwan, ROC

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