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Journal of Integrative Agriculture  2017, Vol. 16 Issue (05): 1084-1092    DOI: 10.1016/S2095-3119(16)61579-4
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Identification of QTLs for seed storability in rice under natural aging conditions using two RILs with the same parent Shennong 265
DONG Xiao-yan, FAN Shu-xiu, LIU Jin, WANG Qi, LI Mei-rong, JIANG Xin, LIU Zhen-yu, YIN Ye-chao, WANG Jia-yu

Rice Research Institute, Shenyang Agricultural University/Key Laboratory of Northeast Rice Biology and Breeding, Ministry of Agriculture/Key Laboratory of Northern japonica Rice Genetics and Breeding, Ministry of Education, Shenyang 110866, P.R.China

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Abstract  Seed storability (SS) is an important trait for agronomic production and germplasm preservation in rice (Oryza sativa L.).  Quantitative trait locus (QTL) for seed storability in three storage periods was identified using two sets of recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from the crosses with a common female parent Shennong 265 (SN265).  Ten QTLs for seed storability were detected on chromosomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12 in SL-RILs (SN265/Lijiangxingtuanheigui (LTH)), and a total of 12 QTLs were identified on chromosomes 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, and 10 in SH-RILs (SN265/Luhui 99 (LH99)) in different storage periods.  Among these QTLs, five major QTLs were identified in more than one storage period.  The qSS3-1, qSS3-2, qSS12-1, and qSS12-2 were detected in SL-RILs.  Similarly, qSS2-2, qSS2-3, qSS6-2, qSS6-3, qSS6-4, qSS9-1, and qSS9-2 were detected in SH-RILs.  In addition, the maximum phenotypic variation was derived from the qSS6-1 and qSS9-2, explaining 53.58 and 29.09%, respectively, while qSS6-1 was a new stable QTL for seed storability.  These results provide an opportunity for pyramiding and map-based cloning major QTLs for seed storability in rice.
Keywords:   rice      recombinant inbred lines      natural aging      seed storability      quantitative trait locus  
Received: 04 October 2016   Accepted:

This research was supported by the Major Project of Education Department in Liaoning, China (LSNZD201604).

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DONG Xiao-yan, FAN Shu-xiu, LIU Jin, WANG Qi, LI Mei-rong, JIANG Xin, LIU Zhen-yu, YIN Ye-chao, WANG Jia-yu. 2017. Identification of QTLs for seed storability in rice under natural aging conditions using two RILs with the same parent Shennong 265. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 16(05): 1084-1092.

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