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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2011 Vol.12 No.7 P.518-526


Mapping of quantitative trait loci for fiber and lignin contents from an interspecific cross Oryza sativa×Oryza rufipogon

Author(s):  Jian-kun Xie, Xiang-li Kong, Jie Chen, Biao-lin Hu, Piao Wen, Jie-yun Zhuang, Jin-song Bao

Affiliation(s):  Institute of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China, College of Life Sciences, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China, China National Rice Research Institute, Hangzhou 310006, China

Corresponding email(s):   jsbao@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Rice straw, Acid detergent fiber, Lignin, Quantitative trait loci

Jian-kun Xie, Xiang-li Kong, Jie Chen, Biao-lin Hu, Piao Wen, Jie-yun Zhuang, Jin-song Bao. Mapping of quantitative trait loci for fiber and lignin contents from an interspecific cross Oryza sativa×Oryza rufipogon[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2011, 12(7): 518-526.

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rice straw is always regarded as a by-product of rice production, but it could be a significant energy source for ruminant animals. Knowledge of the genetic variation and genetic architecture of cell wall traits will facilitate rice breeders by improving relevant traits through selective breeding and genetic engineering. The common wild rice, Oryza rufipogon Griff., which is considered to be the progenitor of Oryza sativa, has been widely utilized for the identification of genes of agronomic importance for rice genetic improvement. In the present study, the mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for acid detergent fiber (ADF), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent lignin (ADL), and ADL/NDF ratio was carried out in two environments using a backcrossed inbred line (BIL) population derived from a cross between the recurrent parent Xieqingzao B (XB) and an accession of Dongxiang wild rice (DWR). The results indicated that all four traits tested were continuously distributed among the BILs, but many BILs showed transgressive segregation. A total of 16 QTLs were identified for the four traits, but no QTLs were in common in two environments, suggesting that environment has dramatic effects on fiber and lignin syntheses. Compared to the QTL positions for grain yield-related traits, there were no unfavorable correlations between grain yield components and cell wall traits in this population. The QTLs identified in this study are useful for the development of dual-purpose rice varieties that are high in grain yield and are also high in straw quality.

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