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BACKGROUND Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a highly drought sensitive crop, and most semi dwarf rice varieties suffer severe yield losses from reproductive stage drought stress. The genetic complexity of drought tolerance has deterred the identification of agronomically relevant quantitative trait loci (QTL) that can be deployed to improve rice yield under(More)
Fine-mapping studies on four QTLs, qDTY 2.1 , qDTY 2.2, qDTY 9.1 and qDTY 12.1 , for grain yield (GY) under drought were conducted using four different backcross-derived populations screened in 16 experiments from 2006 to 2010. Composite and Bayesian interval mapping analyses resolved the originally identified qDTY 2.1 region of 42.3 cM into a segment of(More)
BACKGROUND In the last few years, efforts have been made to identify large effect QTL for grain yield under drought in rice. However, identification of most precise and consistent QTL across the environments and genetics backgrounds is essential for their successful use in Marker-assisted Selection. In this study, an attempt was made to locate consistent(More)
Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) is a high-throughput genotyping approach that is starting to be used in several crop species, including bread wheat. Anchoring GBS tags on chromosomes is an important step towards utilizing them for wheat genetic improvement. Here we use genetic linkage mapping to construct a consensus map containing 28644 GBS markers. Three(More)
Mark Ellis was omitted from the author list in the original version of this Article. In addition, there was a typographical error in the spelling of the author Kai Sonder which was incorrectly given as Kai Sonders. These errors have been corrected in the PDF and HTML versions of the Article. The Acknowledgements section now reads: The authors duly(More)
Drought is a major constraint to maintaining yield stability of wheat in rain fed and limited irrigation agro-ecosystems. Genetic improvement for drought tolerance in wheat has been difficult due to quantitative nature of the trait involving multiple genes with variable effects and lack of effective selection strategies employing molecular markers. Here, a(More)
The genetic basis of high grain yield under reproductive-stage drought was studied using an F3-derived population generated from the cross of upland rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivars Vandana and Way Rarem. Contributed by the susceptible parent Way Rarem, locus qDTY 12.1 was hypothesized to have interaction with loci from the Vandana genome to enhance the(More)
Selection for grain yield under drought is an efficient criterion for improving the drought tolerance of rice. Recently, some drought-tolerant rice varieties have been developed using this selection criterion and successfully released for cultivation in drought-prone target environments. The process can be made more efficient and rapid through(More)
Identifying and mobilizing useful genetic variation from germplasm banks to breeding programs is an important strategy for sustaining crop genetic improvement. The molecular diversity of 1,423 spring bread wheat accessions representing major global production environments was investigated using high quality genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) loci, and(More)
Green Revolution (GR) rice varieties are high yielding but typically drought sensitive. This is partly due to the tight linkage between the loci governing plant height and drought tolerance. This linkage is illustrated here through characterization of qDTY1.1, a QTL for grain yield under drought that co-segregates with the GR gene sd1 for semi-dwarf plant(More)