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Seed dormancy is a relatively complex trait in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Several dormancy loci were identified previously by quantitative trait locus analysis. Three reciprocal crosses were made in the present study between parents carrying specific dormancy alleles via linked molecular markers to verify individual dormancy locus effects and potential(More)
Malting quality has long been an active objective in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) breeding programs. However, it is difficult for breeders to manipulate malting-quality traits because of inheritance complexity and difficulty in evaluation of these quantitative traits. Quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping provides breeders a promising basis with which to(More)
The barley stem rust resistance genes Rpg1 and rpg4 were mapped in barley on chromosomes 1P and 7M, respectively and the syntenous rice chromosomes identified as 6P and 3P by mapping common probes in barley and rice. Rice yeast artificial chromosome (YAC), bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) and cosmid clones were used to isolate probes mapping to the(More)
Moderate seed dormancy is desirable in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). It is difficult for breeders to manipulate seed dormancy in practical breeding programs because of complex inheritance and large environmental effects. Quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping opens a way for breeders to manipulate quantitative trait genes. A seed dormancy QTL, SD2, was(More)
Genetic study of β-glucan content and β-glucanase activity has been facilitated by recent developments in quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis. QTL for barley and malt β-glucan content and for green and finished malt β-glucanase activity were mapped using a 123-point molecular marker linkage map from the cross of Steptoe/Morex. Three QTL for barley(More)
Selection for malting quality in breeding programs by micromalting and micromashing is time-consuming, and resource-intensive. More efficient and feasible approaches for identifying genotypes with good malting quality would be highly desirable. With the advent of molecular markers, it is possible to map and tag the loci affecting malting quality. The(More)
 Current techniques for quantitative trait locus (QTLs) analyses provide only approximate locations of QTLs on chromosomes. Further resolution of identified QTL regions is often required for detailed characterization. An important region containing malting-quality QTLs on barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) chromosome 1 was identified by previous QTL analyses in a(More)
Malting and brewing are major uses of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) worldwide, utilizing 30–40% of the crop each year. A set of complex traits determines the quality of malted barley and its subsequent use for beer. Molecular genetics technology has increased our understanding of genetic control of the many malting and brewing quality traits, most of which(More)
Brassica oleracea contains several subspecies, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Chinese kale and kohlrabi. The petals of B. oleracea are either yellow or white. Cabbages usually have yellow petals, while Chinese kale mostly has white petals. However, the molecular mechanism of petal color formation in B. oleracea is unknown. In this study, F2 and(More)
The barley stem rust resistance gene rpg4 was physically and genetically localized on two overlapping BAC clones covering an estimated 300-kb region of the long arm of barley chromosome 7(5H). Initially, our target was mapped within a 6.0-cM region between the previously described flanking markers MWG740 and ABG391. This region was then saturated by(More)