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Acta Agron Sin ›› 2014, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (12): 2128-2135.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1006.2014.02128


Analysis of QTLs for Plant Type Traits in Rice (Oryza sativa)

ZHANG Ling**,LI Xiao-Nan**,WANG Wei,YANG Sheng-Long,LI Qing,WANG Jia-Yu*   

  1. Rice Research Institute, Shenyang Agricultural University / Key Laboratory of Northeast Rice Biology and Breeding, Ministry of Agriculture, Shenyang 110866, China
  • Received:2014-04-16 Revised:2014-09-16 Online:2014-12-12 Published:2014-10-16
  • Contact: 王嘉宇, E-mail: ricewjy@126.com; Tel: 024-88487183


A recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from the across between indica restorer line Luhui 99 and super japonica cultivar Shennong 265, was used to analyze the quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for plant height, panicle length, tillers, and leaf traits in 2012 and 2013. A total of 39 QTLs were detected on chromosomes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9 with LOD score ranging from 2.50 to 16.90. Eleven of them were detected in both 2012 and 2013. Moreover, QTL clusters were detected on chromosomes 1, 6 and 9, which may be related to significant or highly significant correlations between plant type traits. Among them, the QTL cluster on chromosome 9 contained four QTLs, qPH9, qPL9, qFLL9, and qSLL9 in the interval between RM3700 and RM7424, and the four QTLs were detected in both years. In addition, five major QTLs were first reported, among which three QTLs (qPH8, qFLW6, and qSLW6) had the larger effect. The results facilitate further understanding of the genetic basis for plant height, panicle length, tillers and leaf traits.

Key words: Oryza sativa L., Plant type traits, Different environments, QTL analysis

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