Journal article

QTL analysis of morphological, developmental, and winter hardiness-associated traits in perennial ryegrass

T Yamada, ES Jones, NOI Cogan, AC Vecchies, T Nomura, H Hisano, Y Shimamoto, KF Smith, MD Hayward, JW Forster

CROP SCIENCE | WILEY | Published : 2004

Abstract

Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for a number of agronomically important traits of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) were identified by means of a reference molecular marker-based genetic map. Replicated phenotypic data was obtained for a number of field-assessed morphological and developmental traits as well as the winter hardiness-associated characters of winter survival and electrical conductivity. Marker-trait association analysis was performed by a number of methods, and a high degree of congruence was observed between the respective results. QTLs were detected for morphological traits such as plant height, tiller size, leaf length, leaf width, fresh weight at harvest, plant type, sp..

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