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Characterization of low-molecular-weight glutenin subunit Glu-B3 genes and development of STS markers in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Wang, L.H., Zhao, X.L., He, Z.H., Ma, W., Appels, R., Peña, R.J. and Xia, X.C. (2009) Characterization of low-molecular-weight glutenin subunit Glu-B3 genes and development of STS markers in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 118 (3). pp. 525-539.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-008-0918-9
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Abstract

Low-molecular-weight glutenin subunit (LMW-GS) Glu-B3 has a significant influence on the processing quality of the end-use products of common wheat. To characterize the LMW-GS genes at the Glu-B3 locus, gene-specific PCR primers were designed to amplify eight near-isogenic lines and Cheyenne with different Glu-B3 alleles (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h and i) defined by protein electrophoretic mobility. The complete coding regions of four Glu-B3 genes with complete coding sequence were obtained and designated as GluB3-1, GluB3-2, GluB3-3 and GluB3-4. Ten allele-specific PCR markers designed from the SNPs present in the sequenced variants discriminated the Glu-B3 proteins of electrophoretic mobility alleles a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h and i. These markers were validated on 161 wheat varieties and advanced lines with different Glu-B3 alleles, thus confirming that the markers can be used in marker-assisted breeding for wheat grain processing quality.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: Springer Verlag
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8014
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