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Lan T.,Fujian Agriculture and forestry University | Zheng S.,Fujian Agriculture and forestry University | Yang L.,Fujian Agriculture and forestry University | Wu S.,Institute of Fujian Tobacco Agricultural science | And 7 more authors.
Plant Breeding | Year: 2014

Tobacco bacterial wilt (TBW) is one of the most serious tobacco diseases in the world. Studies have shown that tobacco resistance to TBW is quantitatively inherited. This study aimed to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) conferring TBW resistance. An F2: 3 population containing 237 lines was developed from a cross between two flue-cured tobacco cultivars, 'Yanyan 97' (YY97; moderately resistant to TBW) and 'Honghua Dajinyuan' (HD; highly susceptible to TBW), and a linkage map consisting of 201 simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers and spanning a total length of 2326.7 cM was constructed based on the population. Field experiments were conducted 2011 and 2012, and disease symptoms were investigated three times in each year. The phenotypic data were analysed either separately or jointly for QTL mapping using the software QTLNetwork 2.1. Eight QTL with significant main effects were mapped on chromosomes 2, 6, 12, 17 and 24. A major QTL (qBWR17a) was detected on chromosome 17, which explained up to 30% of the phenotypic variation. The results can facilitate marker-assisted selection (MAS) in TBW resistance breeding programme. © 2014 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

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