Theor Appl Genet (2017) 130:1569–1585 DOI 10.1007/s00122-017-2911-7 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Incorporating pleiotropic quantitative trait loci in dissection of complex traits: seed yield in rapeseed as an example 1 1 1 2 1 1 Ziliang Luo · Meng Wang · Yan Long · Yongju Huang · Lei Shi · Chunyu Zhang · 1 2 1 3 Xiang Liu · Bruce D. L. Fitt · Jinxia Xiang · Annaliese S. Mason · 3 1 1 1 Rod J. Snowdon · Peifa Liu · Jinling Meng · Jun Zou Received: 21 January 2017 / Accepted: 19 April 2017 / Published online: 28 April 2017 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract component traits and their interactions can dissect individ- Key message A comprehensive linkage atlas for seed ual quantitative trait loci (QTL) effects more effectively and yield in rapeseed. improve yield predictions. Using a segregating rapeseed (Bras- Abstract Most agronomic traits of interest for crop improve- sica napus) population, we analyzed a large set of trait data ment (including seed yield) are highly complex quantitative generated in 19 independent experiments to investigate correla- traits controlled by numerous genetic loci, which brings chal- tions between seed yield and other complex traits, and further lenges for
TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 28, 2017
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