3 years ago

Low molecular weight glutenin subunit gene composition at Glu - D3 loci of Aegilops tauschii and common wheat and a further view of wheat evolution

Lisha Shen, Guangbin Luo, Yanhong Song, Shuyi Song, Yiwen Li, Wenlong Yang, Xin Li, Jiazhu Sun, Dongcheng Liu, Aimin Zhang


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A comprehensive comparison of LMW-GS genes between Ae. tauschii and its progeny common wheat.


Low molecular weight glutenin subunits (LMW-GSs) are determinant of wheat flour processing quality. However, the LMW-GS gene composition in Aegilops tauschii, the wheat D genome progenitor, has not been comprehensively elucidated and the impact of allohexaploidization on the Glu-D3 locus remains elusive. In this work, using the LMW-GS gene molecular marker system and the full-length gene-cloning method, LMW-GS genes at the Glu-D3 loci of 218 Ae. tauschii and 173 common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) were characterized. Each Ae. tauschii contained 11 LMW-GS genes, and the whole collection was divided into 25 haplotypes (AeH01–AeH25). The Glu-D3 locus in common wheat lacked the LMW-GS genes D3-417, D3-507 and D3-552, but shared eight genes of identical open reading frame (ORF) sequences when compared to that of Ae. tauschii. Therefore, the allohexaploidization induces deletions, but exerts no influence on LMW-GS gene coding sequences at the Glu-D3 locus. 92.17% Ae. tauschii had 7-9 LMW-GSs, more than the six subunits in common wheat. The haplotypes AeH16, AeH20 and AeH23 of Ae. tauschii ssp. strangulate distributed in southeastern Caspian Iran were the main putative D genome donor of common wheat. These results facilitate the utilization of the Ae. tauschii glutenin gene resources and the understanding of wheat evolution.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00122-018-3188-1

DOI: 10.1007/s00122-018-3188-1

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