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TitleQTL analysis of leaf morphology in tetraploid Gossypium (cotton)
Authors Jiang, C.; Wright, R. J.; Woo, S. S.; DelMonte, T. A.; Paterson, A. H.
PublicationTheor Appl Genet 100(3-4): 409-41
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AbstractMolecular markers were used to map and characterize quantitative trait loci (QTLs) determining cotton leaf morphology and other traits, in 180 F-2 plants fi om an interspecific cross between a Gossypium hirsutum genotype carrying four morphological mutants, and a wild-type Gossypium barbadense. The prominent effects of a single region of chromosome 15, presumably the classical Okra-leaf locus, were modified by QTLs on several other chromosomes affecting leaf size and shape. For most traits, each parent contained some alleles with positive effects and others with negative effects, suggesting a large potential for adapting leaf size and shape to the needs of particular production regimes. Twenty one QTLs/loci were found for the morphological traits at LOD greater than or equal to 3.0 and P less than or equal to 0.001, among which 14 (63.6%) mapped to D-subgenome chromosomes. Forty one more possible QTLs/loci were suggested with 2.0 less than or equal to LOD<3.0 and 0.001<P less than or equal to 0.01. Among all of the 62 possible QTLs (found at LOD greater than or equal to 2.0 and P less than or equal to 0.01) for the 14 morphological traits in this study. 38 (61.3%) mapped to D- subgenome chromosomes. This reinforces the findings of several other studies in suggesting that the D-subgenome of tetraploid cotton has been subject to a relatively greater rate of evolution than the A-subgenome, subsequent to polyploid formation.

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