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Precisely Positioning QTLs for Premature Senescence Resistance in Asparagus Bean Using a High-density SNP Chip  

Lijuan Huang1,2 , Xirui Yuan1,2 , Xinyi Wu1 , Ying Wang1 , Xiaohua Wu1 , Baogen Wang1 , Zhongfu Lu1 , Guojing Li1 , Pei Xu1
1 Institute of Vegetables, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, 310021, China
2 College of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University, Yangling, 712100, China
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Molecular Plant Breeding, 2019, Vol. 10, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/mpb.2019.10.0002
Received: 21 Dec., 2018    Accepted: 10 Jan., 2019    Published: 31 Jan., 2019
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This article was first published in Molecular Plant Breeding (2018, 16: 4320-4324) in Chinese, and here was authorized to translate and publish the paper in English under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Huang L.J., Yuan X.R., Wu X.Y., Wang Y., Wu X.H., Wang B.G., Lu Z.F., Li G.J., and Xu P., 2019, Precisely positioning QTLs for premature senescence resistance in asparagus bean using a high-density SNP chip, Molecular Plant Breeding, 10(2): 11-15 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2019.10.0002)



Premature senescence (PS) is an important adverse agronomic trait of asparagus bean. Since immature pods are the major economic organ for asparagus bean, PS will influence the pod number in late stage which leads to the decline of pod yield and brings economic losses to growers. Using an enlarged recombinant inbred line population (RIL, F6:8) comprising 119 lines from the cross of ZN016 and ZJ282 as materials, the study carried out the quantitative trait loci (QTL) precise positioning of PS resistance traits of asparagus bean based on the high density molecular genetic map with 8,032 SNP loci which was constructed by the 60K high-density SNP chip of cowpea. We positioned the major QTLs for PS resistance of asparagus bean to an about 0.424 cM interval on LG11. Compared with previous results of QTL positioning of the same trait, the coarse positioning results in the early stage of this laboratory were confirmed, and the accuracy of QTL positioning was greatly improved which greatly reduced the distance between the wing markers. This study might provide the basis for molecular marker-assisted breeding and gene cloning against the agronomic trait of PS resistance.

Cowpea; Asparagus bean; Premature senescence resistance; QTL; SNP
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