RFLP tagging of QTLs conditioning specific leaf weight and leaf size in soybean

Mian, M.A.R. and Wells, R. and Carter Jr., T.E. and Ashley, D.A. and Boerma , H.R. (1998) RFLP tagging of QTLs conditioning specific leaf weight and leaf size in soybean. Theoretical and Applied Genetics , 96 (3-4). pp. 354-360.

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 Selection for high specific leaf weight (SLW) in soybean [Glycine max (L) Merr.] may increase apparent photosynthetic rate per unit leaf area (AP), which in turn may improve seed yield. In general, the SLW and leaf size are negatively correlated in soybean. To maximize total photosynthetic performance, and perhaps the seed yield, of a soybean cultivar, it would be necessary to establish a large leaf area rapidly while maintaining a high SLW. The objective of the present study was to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) conditioning SLW and leaf size in soybean. One hundred and twenty F4-derived lines from a ‘Young’×PI416937 population were evaluated using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) markers. The genetic map consisted of 155 loci on 33 linkage groups (LGs) covering 973 cM of map distance. The phenotypic data were collected from two different environments – a greenhouse at Athens, Ga. and a field site at Windblow, N.C. The SLW and leaf-size measurements were made on leaves from the 8th and 9th node of soybean plants at the V12 stage of development. Combined over environments, six putative independent RFLP markers were associated with SLW, and four of these loci were consistent across environments. Individually, the six markers each explained between 8 and 18% of the phenotypic variation among lines for SLW. The Young alleles contributed to a greater SLW at four of the six independent marker loci, and transgressive segregation occurred among the progeny for SLW. Three putative independent RFLP markers were associated with leaf size, each explaining between 6 to 11% of the phenotypic variation in the trait, and one of these markers was identified in both environments. There was no correlation between SLW and leaf size in this population. Similarly, none of the six QTLs conditioning SLW were linked to any of the three QTLs for leaf size. In this soybean population, it is possible to select for progeny lines with greater SLW than either parent perhaps without affecting the leaf size. It is feasible to pyramid all of the desirable alleles for greater SLW and large leaf size in a single genetic background

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: SNNigam Collection
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soybean, Glycine max, QTL,RFLP, SLW, Leaf size
Author Affiliation: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7272, USA
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2013 11:31
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2013 11:31
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s001220050748
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/10321

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