5 years ago

Mapping of genetic locus for leaf trichome in Brassica oleracea

Yuehua Li, Jiana Li, Qing Xiong, Wei Qian, Dayong Wei, Jun Si, Shuai Tian, Jinhua Wang, Jiaqin Mei, Chaoguo Shao


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The genetic locus for leaf trichome was identified via marker-based mapping and SNP microarray assay, and a functional marker was developed to facilitate the breeding for hairiness in Brassica oleracea.


Plant trichomes are involved in various functions particularly in protecting plants against some biotic and abiotic damages. In the present study, an F2 segregating population was developed from the cross between a glabrous cultivated B. oleracea (CC, 2n = 18) and a hairy wild relative, B. incana (CC, 2n = 18). A 1:3 segregation pattern between glabrous and hairy plants was detected among 1063 F2 genotypes, and the locus for hairiness was mapped in a 4.3-cM genetic region using 267 SSR markers among 149 F2 genotypes, corresponding to a 17.6-Mb genomic region on chromosome C01. To narrow the genetic region for hairiness, the Brassica 60 K SNP Bead Chip Arrays were applied to genotype 64 glabrous and 30 hairy F2 plants, resulting in a 1.04-Mb single peak region located in the 17.6-Mb interval. A candidate gene, BoTRY, was identified by qRT-PCR which revealed significant higher expression in glabrous F2 genotypes as compared with that in hairy plants. A cleaved amplified polymorphic site marker was successfully developed to distinguish the sequence variations of BoTRY between hairy and glabrous plants. Our study will be helpful for molecular breeding for hairiness in B. oleracea.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00122-017-2936-y

DOI: 10.1007/s00122-017-2936-y

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