Detection of a novel quantitative trait locus for cold tolerance at the booting stage derived from a tropical japonica rice variety Silewah

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Author(s)

    • Mori Masahiko
    • Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine|Rice Breeding Group, Kamikawa Agriculture Experimental Station, Local Independent Administrative Agency Hokkaido Research Organization
    • Onishi Kazumitsu
    • Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine|Rice Breeding Group, Kamikawa Agriculture Experimental Station, Local Independent Administrative Agency Hokkaido Research Organization|Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
    • Shinada Hiroshi
    • Rice Breeding Group, Kamikawa Agriculture Experimental Station, Local Independent Administrative Agency Hokkaido Research Organization
    • Yoshimura Toru
    • Rice Breeding Group, Kamikawa Agriculture Experimental Station, Local Independent Administrative Agency Hokkaido Research Organization
    • Numao Yoshinori
    • Rice Breeding Group, Kamikawa Agriculture Experimental Station, Local Independent Administrative Agency Hokkaido Research Organization
    • Miura Hideho
    • Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
    • Sato Takashi
    • Rice Breeding Group, Kamikawa Agriculture Experimental Station, Local Independent Administrative Agency Hokkaido Research Organization

Abstract

Cold stress at the booting stage in rice induces spikelet sterility because of aberrant microspore development, which often seriously damages seed production. Some breeding lines with high cold tolerance were developed by using <i>tropical japonica</i> variety Silewah as a donor of cold tolerance; however, the genetic factors that confer cold tolerance of this variety have not been comprehensively analyzed. In this study, phenotypic and molecular characterization of novel cold-tolerant strains derived from crosses with Silewah was performed to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) responsible for cold tolerance. Molecular marker analysis revealed that 2 cold-tolerant strains carried chromosomal segments of Silewah at the same genomic regions on chromosomes 3, 4 and 11. Single marker analysis in segregating population confirmed that the allele of Silewah on chromosome 3 (<i>qCTB3-Silewah</i>) conferred cold tolerance. The effect of <i>qCTB3-Silewah</i> was supported by the fact that this allele had been a target of selection during developing a breeding line by phenotypic selection from backcrossed progenies with an elite variety as a recurrent parent. <i>qCTB3</i> is a different QTL from those reported for Silewah previously, suggesting that different QTLs might be exploited in different breeding programs depending on the genetic backgrounds and environmental conditions.<br>

Journal

  • Breeding Science

    Breeding Science 61(1), 61-68, 2011

    Japanese Society of Breeding

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004146289
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1344-7610
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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