Location of major effect genes in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)

Mace E. S. and Jordan D. R. (2010) Location of major effect genes in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 121 7: 1339-1356. doi:10.1007/s00122-010-1392-8

Author Mace E. S.
Jordan D. R.
Title Location of major effect genes in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)
Formatted title
Location of major effect genes in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)
Journal name Theoretical and Applied Genetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0040-5752
Publication date 2010-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00122-010-1392-8
Volume 121
Issue 7
Start page 1339
End page 1356
Total pages 8
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Major effect genes are often used for germplasm identification, for diversity analyses and as selection targets in breeding. To date, only a few morphological characters have been mapped as major effect genes across a range of genetic linkage maps based on different types of molecular markers in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). This study aims to integrate all available previously mapped major effect genes onto a complete genome map, linked to the whole genome sequence, allowing sorghum breeders and researchers to link this information to QTL studies and to be aware of the consequences of selection for major genes. This provides new opportunities for breeders to take advantage of readily scorable morphological traits and to develop more effective breeding strategies. We also provide examples of the impact of selection for major effect genes on quantitative traits in sorghum. The concepts described in this paper have particular application to breeding programmes in developing countries where molecular markers are expensive or impossible to access.
© 2010 Springer-Verlag.
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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