Cereal Research Communications

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 163–174 | Cite as

Identification of QTLs and associated molecular markers related to starch degradation in wheat seedlings (Triticum aestivum L.) under saline stress

  • J. V. García-SuárezEmail author
  • J. L. Díaz de León
  • M. S. Röder


Mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL) was carried out in a set of 114 RILs of the International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI) mapping population under salt stress. Seedling population was grown during 8 days, under salt treatment (Hoagland’s ½ strength + 110 mM NaCl, EC 12.4 mS/cm) and normal treatment (Hoagland’s ½ strength, EC 0.9 mS/cm). We calculated starch degradation, measuring the dry weight of the grains on the 4th, 6th and 8th days of culturing. Formation of biomass was calculated measuring leaf and root length on the 4th, 6th and 8th days of culture. Interval mapping resulted in 13 QTLs, 2 major QTLs (LOD>3) and 11 minors QTLs (LOD>2). A total of 10 QTLs were associated with saline treatment and 3 QTLs at normal treatment. The data show that a high percentage of QTLs were in chromosomes 2B (3, 23.0%), and 1A (3, 23.0%), followed by 4D (2, 13.6%).


QTLs molecular markers Triticum aestivum salinity rate of starch degradation leaf length root length 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. V. García-Suárez
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. L. Díaz de León
    • 2
  • M. S. Röder
    • 3
  1. 1.Programa Regional del Noroeste para el Doctorado en Biotecnología Áv de las Americas Cd. UniversitariaUniversidad Autónoma de Sinaloa (UAS)Culiacán SinaloaMéxico
  2. 2.Departamento de AgronomíaUniversidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS)La Paz B.C.S.México
  3. 3.Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)GaterslebenGermany

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