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Type: Journal article
Title: Screening methods and identification of QTLs associated with late maturity α-amylase in wheat
Other Titles: Screening methods and identification of QTLs associated with late maturity alpha-amylase in wheat
Author: Mrva, K.
Mares, D.
Citation: Euphytica: international journal on plant breeding, 2002; 126(1):55-59
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publ
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 0014-2336
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Kolumbina Mrva and Daryl Mares
Abstract: The synthesis of high levels of germination-type (high pI isozymes) α-amylase was induced in wheat genotypes prone to late maturity α-amylase (LMA) following the exposure of detached tillers to cool temperature during grain development. The detached tiller method was successfully applied to a range of genotypes and to a doubled haploid (DH) population derived from the cross Cranbrook (LMA genotype) x Halberd (low amylase). The number of grains in ripe, treated tillers that contained high pI α-amylase isozymes was measured using an ELISA antibody kit highly specific for high pI isozymes. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling the expression of LMA in wheat were detected in DH population Cranbrook x Halberd. The DH population and parents were sown in 2 replicated sowings at the same location with sowing times differing by 2 weeks. QTL analyses were conducted separately for each sowing, but results from both sowings were consistent and indicated a highly significant (p<0.01) QTL on the long arm of chromosome 7B, with Cranbrook contributing the higher value allele. A second QTL with less significant effect was found on the long arm of chromosome 3B, on the basis of data from the first sowing.
Keywords: Antibody (ELISA) kit
detached tillers
late maturity α-amylase
Triticum aestivum (L. em. Thell)
Description: The original publication can be found at
DOI: 10.1023/A:1019667521448
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