Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 45–56 | Cite as

Molecular mapping of QTLs for yield and its components under two water supply conditions in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

  • Akkareddy Srividhya
  • Lakshminarayana R. Vemireddy
  • Sakile Sridhar
  • Mudduluru Jayaprada
  • Puram V. Ramanarao
  • Arremsetty S. Hariprasad
  • Hariprasad K. Reddy
  • Ghanta Anuradha
  • Ebrahimali Siddiq
Research Article

Abstract

Moisture stress is the major constraint to rice production and its stability in rainfed, mainly irrigated, and aerobic environments. Identification of genomic regions conferring tolerance to stress would improve our understanding of the genetics of stress response and result in the development of drought tolerant cultivars. In the present study, quantitative trait loci for drought response related traits and as well as grain yield were identified using a set of 140 recombinant inbred lines derived from a cross between the popular high-yielding variety, IR64 and the landrace, INRC10192. A total of 36 QTL were identified for grain yield and its components under control and stress conditions. Strikingly, a QTL cluster flanked by the markers RM38 and RM331 on chromosome 8 was found to be associated with grain yield, plant height, no. of productive tillers, chaffy grains, and spikelet fertility on secondary rachis and biomass under stress treatment. The genomic regions associated with these QTL under drought stress will be useful for the development of marker-based breeding for drought tolerant, high-yielding varieties suited to drought-prone areas.

Key words

drought Oryza sativa QTL and SSR markers rice 

Abbreviations

RILs

Recombinant inbred lines

SSR

Simple sequence repeat

QTL

Quantitative trait locus

RM

Rice microsatellites

LOD

Logarithm of odds

MAS

Marker-assisted selection

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akkareddy Srividhya
    • 1
  • Lakshminarayana R. Vemireddy
    • 1
  • Sakile Sridhar
    • 1
  • Mudduluru Jayaprada
    • 1
  • Puram V. Ramanarao
    • 1
  • Arremsetty S. Hariprasad
    • 2
  • Hariprasad K. Reddy
    • 3
  • Ghanta Anuradha
    • 1
  • Ebrahimali Siddiq
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of BiotechnologyAcharya N G Ranga Agricultural UniversityRajendranagar, HyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Directorate of Rice ResearchRajendranagar, HyderabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of Genetics and Plant breedingS.V. Agricultural CollegeTirupatiIndia

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