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Advanced backcross quantitative trait locus (AB-QTL) analysis was used to identify QTLs for yield and yield components in a backcross population developed from a cross between hard red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) variety Karl 92 and the synthetic wheat line TA 4152-4. Phenotypic data were collected for agronomic traits including heading date, plant(More)
Drought is a major abiotic stress that adversely affects wheat production in many regions of the world. The objective of this study was to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling grain yield and yield components under reduced moisture. A cross between common wheat cultivars ‘Dharwar Dry’ (drought tolerant) and ‘Sitta’ was the source of one(More)
Senescence is a genetically programmed and environmentally influenced process resulting in the destruction of chlorophyll and remobilization of nutrients to younger or reproductive parts of plants. Delayed senescence, or stay-green, contributes to a long grain-filling period and stable yield under stress. To model senescence and identify quantitative trait(More)
 Aegilops tauschii is the diploid D-genome progenitor of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em Thell, 2n=6x=42, AABBDD). A genetic linkage map of the Ae. tauschii genome was constructed, composed of 546 loci. One hundred and thirty two loci (24%) gave distorted segregation ratios. Sixty nine probes (13%) detected multiple copies in the genome. One hundred(More)
H9, H10, and H11 are major dominant resistance genes in wheat, expressing antibiosis against Hessian fly [(Hf) Mayetiola destructor (Say)] larvae. Previously, H9 and H10 were assigned to chromosome 5A and H11 to 1A. The objectives of this study were to identify simple-sequence-repeat (SSR) markers for fine mapping of these genes and for marker-assisted(More)
An understanding of the molecular mechanisms that are responsible for increased oleic acid accumulation would open avenues to alter peanut fatty acid composition and allow detection of polymorphic regions which can be used for marker assisted selection (MAS). Δ12-Fatty acid desaturase (FAD) was isolated and characterized from genotypes having a low or high(More)
Texas bluegrass Poa arachnifera Torr., is a vigorous sod-forming perennial, dioecious grass, tolerant to heat. It is native to the Southern Great Plains. Genetic relationships existing among 28 Texas bluegrass genotypes were investigated using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) and randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD). A total of 3756 AFLP(More)
ABSTRACT Host plant resistance is an economical and environmentally sound method of control of leaf rust caused by the fungus Puccinia triticina, which is one of the most serious diseases of wheat (Triticum aestivum) worldwide. Wild relatives of wheat, including the tetraploid T. timopheevii subsp. armeniacum, represent an important source of genes for(More)
The greenbug, Schizaphis graminum (Rondani), is one of the major pests of wheat worldwide. The efficient utilization of wheat genes expressing resistance to greenbug infestation is highly dependent on a clear understanding of their relationships. The use of such genes will be further facilitated through the use of molecular markers linked to resistance(More)
Host-plant resistance is the most economically viable and environmentally responsible method of control for Puccinia triticina, the causal agent of leaf rust in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The identification and utilization of new resistance sources is critical to the continued development of improved cultivars as shifts in pathogen races cause the(More)