Journal article

Detection of photoperiod responsive and non-responsive flowering time QTL in barley

Mohammad Sameri, Mohammad Pourkheirandish, Guoxiong Chen, Takuji Tonooka, Takao Komatsuda



A QTL analysis was performed to determine the inheritance of flowering time in barley, using a set of recombinant inbred lines developed from a winter-type × spring-type cross. Two photoperiod responsive loci, Ppd-H1 and Ppd-H2, were detected on chromosome arms 2HS and 1HL respectively. Segregation for eam8 (mapping to the terminus of chromosome arm 1HL) and Eam5 (close to Sgh2 on chromosome arm 5HL) was also observed. These latter two genes functioned under 12 h to 24 h photoperiods. In addition, eps2S and eps7S, known to lie on chromosome arms 2HS and 7HS respectively, were detected. A new QTL for flowering time, qDHE.ak-1HS, was mapped 23 cM from the terminus of chromosome 1HS, and appear..

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Awarded by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank Rie Kikuchi for valuable comments on the manuscript and Kayoko Sameri for her excellent technical support. This research was financially supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan (Genomics for Agricultural Innovation grant no. TRC1004).