Construction of a comparative RFLP map of Echinochloa crus-galli toward QTL analysis of flooding tolerance. Academic Article uri icon


  • To analyze quantitative trait loci (QTLs) affecting flooding tolerance and other physiological and morphological traits in Echinochloa crus-galli, a restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) map was constructed using 55 plants of the F(2) population ( E. crus-galli var. praticola x E. crus-galli var. formosensis). One hundred forty-one loci formed 41 linkage groups. The total map size was 1,468 cM and the average size of linkage groups was 35.8 cM. The average distance between markers was 14.7 cM and the range was 0-37.2 cM. Early comparisons to the genetic maps of other taxa suggest appreciable synteny with buffelgrass ( Pennisetum spp.) and sorghum ( Sorghum spp.). One hundred ninty-one F(2) plants were used to analyze QTLs of flooding tolerance, plant morphology, heading date, number of leaves, and plant height. For flooding tolerance, two QTLs were detected and one was mapped on linkage group 24. Other traits, including plant morphology, heading date, number of leaves, and plant height were highly correlated. Three genomic regions accounted for most of the mapped QTLs, each explaining 2-4 of the significant marker-trait associations. The high observed correlation between the traits appears to result from QTLs with a large contribution to the phenotypic variance at the same or nearby locations.

published proceedings

  • Theor Appl Genet

author list (cited authors)

  • Fukao, T., Paterson, A. H., Hussey, M. A., Yamasue, Y., Kennedy, R. A., & Rumpho, M. E.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Fukao, T||Paterson, AH||Hussey, MA||Yamasue, Y||Kennedy, RA||Rumpho, ME

publication date

  • January 2004