Molecular Breeding

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 549–560 | Cite as

Inheritance of growth habit detected by genetic linkage analysis using microsatellites in the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

  • Tatiana de Campos
  • Paula Rodrigues Oblessuc
  • Danilo Augusto Sforça
  • Juliana Morini Kupper Cardoso
  • Renata Moro Baroni
  • Adna Cristina Barbosa de Sousa
  • Sérgio Augusto Morais Carbonell
  • Alisson Fernando Chioratto
  • Antonio Augusto Franco Garcia
  • Luciana Benchimol Rubiano
  • Anete Pereira de Souza


The genetic linkage map for the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a valuable tool for breeding programs. Breeders provide new cultivars that meet the requirements of farmers and consumers, such as seed color, seed size, maturity, and growth habit. A genetic study was conducted to examine the genetics behind certain qualitative traits. Growth habit is usually described as a recessive trait inherited by a single gene, and there is no consensus about the position of the locus. The aim of this study was to develop a new genetic linkage map using genic and genomic microsatellite markers and three morphological traits: growth habit, flower color, and pod tip shape. A mapping population consisting of 380 recombinant F10 lines was generated from IAC-UNA × CAL143. A total of 871 microsatellites were screened for polymorphisms among the parents, and a linkage map was obtained with 198 mapped microsatellites. The total map length was 1865.9 cM, and the average distance between markers was 9.4 cM. Flower color and pod tip shape were mapped and segregated at Mendelian ratios, as expected. The segregation ratio and linkage data analyses indicated that the determinacy growth habit was inherited as two independent and dominant genes, and a genetic model is proposed for this trait.


SSR markers Qualitative traits Phenotypic markers Molecular mapping Phaseolus vulgaris L. 



Amplified fragment length polymorphism


Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide


Coiled-coil nucleotide-binding site leucine-rich repeat


Expressed sequence tag


Agronomic Institute of Campinas


Polymerase chain reaction


Random amplified polymorphic DNA


Recombinant inbred line


Restriction fragment length polymorphism


Single sequence repeat





This work was supported by grants from State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). The authors are also grateful Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) for a graduate fellowship to C.T. and grants to A.P.S.; FAPESP for graduate fellowship to P.R.O., J.M.K.C., R.M.B., A.C.B.S. and an undergraduate fellowship to D.A.S.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatiana de Campos
    • 1
  • Paula Rodrigues Oblessuc
    • 2
  • Danilo Augusto Sforça
    • 1
  • Juliana Morini Kupper Cardoso
    • 2
  • Renata Moro Baroni
    • 2
  • Adna Cristina Barbosa de Sousa
    • 1
  • Sérgio Augusto Morais Carbonell
    • 2
  • Alisson Fernando Chioratto
    • 2
  • Antonio Augusto Franco Garcia
    • 3
  • Luciana Benchimol Rubiano
    • 2
  • Anete Pereira de Souza
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro de Biologia Molecular e Engenharia Genética (CBMEG)Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Centro de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Recursos Genéticos Vegetais, Fazenda Santa Elisa, IACCampinasBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de Genética, Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ)Universidade de São Paulo (USP)PiracicabaBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de Biologia Vegetal—Instituto de Biologia (IB)UNICAMPCampinasBrazil

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