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Acta Agron Sin ›› 2014, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (12): 2198-2202.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1006.2014.02198

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Genome-wide Association Analysis of Flour Color (Whiteness) Using DArT Markers in Common Wheat

YU Hai-Xia1,XIAO Jing2,TIAN Ji-Chun1,*   

  1. 1Shandong Agricultural University / State Key Laboratory of Crop Biology / Shandong Key Laboratory of Crop Biology, Tai’an 271018, China; 2Daiyue District Agriculture Bureau of Tai’an City, Tai’an 271018, China
  • Received:2014-03-26 Revised:2014-09-16 Online:2014-12-12 Published:2014-10-16


Flour color (whiteness) is an important index to evaluate wheat quality. Parameters for flour color (L*, a*, and b*) and whiteness of 109 lines derived from wheat variety Aimengniu were evaluated in four environments, and association analysis was carried out using 971 DArT (Diversity Array Technology) markers under the mixed linear model. Twenty-seven DArT markers were found to be associated with flour color (P ≤ 0.001), while seven markers with whiteness. Markers wPt-1196 and wPt-669693 were associated with color a* and b* in multi-environments, and the percentages of phenotypic variation explained were high. These results provide important information for marker-assisted selection of wheat flour color (whiteness).

Key words: Wheat, Flour color (whiteness), Aimengniu, Association analysis, DArT markers

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