Southern corn rust (SCR) is a prevalent foliar disease in maize. Deployment of resistant cultivars is an effective way to control SCR. In this study, resistance to SCR was evaluated in a BC1RIL population comprising 118 lines grown under three different field conditions. Combined with a genetic map constructed from 1635 SNP markers obtained from the maize 9.4 K SNP Affymetrix® Axiom® Genotyping Array, single quantitative trait loci (QTL) were mapped on chromosomes 4, 9, and 10, respectively. The QTL on chromosome 4 (qSCR4.08) and chromosome 9 (qSCR9.04) were stable across multiple environments, and each explained more than 10% of the phenotypic variation. The stable QTL detected could be desirable sources of SCR resistance in maize-breeding programs.
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This work was funded by a grant from the National Basic Research Program of China (2016YFD0101803), Henan Basic Research Program of China (161100110500), and the Shenzhen science and technology research funding (JSGG20160429104101251).
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Deng, C., Li, H., Li, Z. et al. New QTL for resistance to Puccinia polysora Underw in maize. J Appl Genetics 60, 147–150 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13353-019-00488-w
- Southern corn rust
- SNP marker