A high-density consensus map of barley to compare the distribution of QTLs for partial resistance to Puccinia hordei and of defence gene homologues

T.C. Marcel, R.K. Varshney, M. Barbieri, H. Jafary, M.J.D. de Kock, A. Graner, R.E. Niks

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Abstract

A consensus map of barley was constructed based on three reference doubled haploid (DH) populations and three recombinant inbred line (RIL) populations. Several sets of microsatellites were used as bridge markers in the integration of those populations previously genotyped with RFLP or with AFLP markers. Another set of 61 genic microsatellites was mapped for the first time using a newly developed fluorescent labelling strategy, referred to as A/T labelling. The final map contains 3,258 markers spanning 1,081 centiMorgans (cM) with an average distance between two adjacent loci of 0.33 cM. This is the highest density of markers reported for a barley genetic map to date. The consensus map was divided into 210 BINs of about 5 cM each in which were placed 19 quantitative trait loci (QTL) contributing to the partial resistance to barley leaf rust (Puccinia hordei Otth) in five of the integrated populations. Each parental barley combination segregated for different sets of QTLs, with only few QTLs shared by any pair of cultivars. Defence gene homologues (DGH) were identified by tBlastx homology to known genes involved in the defence of plants against microbial pathogens. Sixty-three DGHs were located into the 210 BINs in order to identify candidate genes responsible for the QTL effects. Eight BINs were co-occupied by a QTL and DGH(s). The positional candidates identified are receptor-like kinase, WIR1 homologues and several defence response genes like peroxidases, superoxide dismutase and thaumatin
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-500
JournalTheoretical and Applied Genetics
Volume114
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • powdery mildew resistance
  • quantitative trait loci
  • aflp markers
  • microsatellite markers
  • disease-resistance
  • ssr-markers
  • linkage map
  • genome
  • rice
  • cloning

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