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Y-type gene specific markers for enhanced discrimination of high-molecular weight glutenin alleles at the Glu-B1 locus in hexaploid wheat

Lei, Z.S., Gale, K.R., He, Z.H., Gianibelli, C., Larroque, O., Xia, X.C., Butow, B.J. and Ma, W. (2006) Y-type gene specific markers for enhanced discrimination of high-molecular weight glutenin alleles at the Glu-B1 locus in hexaploid wheat. Journal of Cereal Science, 43 (1). pp. 94-101.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2005.08.003
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Abstract

A number of primers were designed which target DNA sequence variation of the coding and /or promoter regions of wheat HMW glutenin y-type genes located at the Glu-B1 locus. This allowed the development of a set of PCR-based markers for specific HMW glutenin genes encoding By-subunits for which no markers were previously available. Markers were validated using test cultivars containing specific Glu-B1 alleles confirmed by SDS-PAGE and RP-HPLC analysis. Among the specific markers developed, primer pair ZSBy8F5/R5 was specific for the By8 gene, which exists in Glu-B1b (Bx7+By8) and Glu-B1u (Bx7*+By8) alleles. This marker allows discrimination of alleles containing By8 and By8* that are usually difficult to distinguish using SDS-PAGE. Since the over-expressed Glu-B1 allele (Glu-Bl al.) contains the By8* subunit, it is possible to use this marker in breeding programs for selecting for the over-expression of subunit Bx7 in crosses that segregate between normal Bx7 and over-expressed Bx7 subunits. This marker also represents an alternative for distinguishing two common Glu-B1 alleles: Glu-B1i (Bx17+By18) and Glu-B1b (Bx7+By8). Two primer pairs ZSBy9aF1/R3 and ZSBy9F7/R6 both gave characteristic banding patterns for Glu-B1c (Bx7+By9) and can therefore be used to discriminate By9 - containing alleles from non - By9 alleles. Primer pair ZSBy9F2/R2 produced amplicons with a diagnostic banding pattern for allele Glu-B1f (Bx13+By16) and also permitted the discrimination of Glu-B1h (Bx14+By15) and Glu-B1e (Bx20) that have opposing genetic effects on wheat quality and are difficult to discriminate by SDS-PAGE.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
Publisher: Academic Press
Copyright: © 2005 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11398
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