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New QTL for resistance to Puccinia polysora Underw in maize

Author:
Deng, Ce, Li, Huimin, Li, Zhimin, Tian, Zhiqiang, Chen, Jiafa, Chen, Gengshen, Zhang, Xuecai, Ding, Junqiang, Chang, Yuxiao
Source:
Journal of applied genetics 2019 v.60 no.2 pp. 147-150
ISSN:
1234-1983
Subject:
Puccinia polysora, Southern corn rust, chromosomes, corn, cultivars, disease resistance, foliar diseases, genotyping, phenotypic variation, quantitative trait loci, single nucleotide polymorphism
Abstract:
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.
Agid:
6382140