Cereal Research Communications

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 12–21 | Cite as

Multiple allelism in the Vrn-B1 locus of common wheat

  • T. T. EfremovaEmail author
  • V. S. Arbuzova
  • I. N. Leonova
  • K. Makhmudova


Two intervarietal substitution lines of common wheat cv. Sava bearing chromosome 5B from Saratovskaya 29 and Diamant 2 donors and two near-isogenic lines (NILs) of winter cv. Bezostaya 1 with the Vrn-B1 locus from the same donors were developed. Multiple allelism of the dominant Vrn-B1 locus was studied in these lines. It manifested itself as earing time variation in plants grown near Novosibirsk (West Siberia), Almaty (Kazakhstan), and in a greenhouse. One dominant allele, Vrn-B1S, having a stronger effect on earing time, was detected in Saratovskaya 29 and another, Vrn-B1Dm, in Diamant 2. The NILs and substitution lines are late-ripening. Lines with Vrn-B1S come to earing earlier than with Vrn-B1Dm.


common wheat near-isogenic line substitution lines Vrn genes multiple allelism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. T. Efremova
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. S. Arbuzova
    • 1
  • I. N. Leonova
    • 1
  • K. Makhmudova
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Cytology and GeneticsSB RASNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Plant Biology and BiotechnologyAlmatyKazakhstan

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