QTL mapping and marker-assisted selection for Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat: A review

H. Buerstmayr, T. Ban, J. A. Anderson

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Abstract

During the past decade, numerous studies have been published on molecular mapping of Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance in wheat. We summarize the relevant findings from 52 quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping studies, nine research articles on marker-assisted selection and seven on marker-assisted germplasm evaluation. QTL for FHB resistance were found on all wheat chromosomes except chromosome 7D. Some QTL were found in several independent mapping studies indicating that such QTL are stable and therefore useful in breeding programmes. We summarize and update current knowledge on the genetics of FHB resistance in wheat resulting from QTL mapping investigations and review and suggest FHB breeding strategies based on the available information and DNA markers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
JournalPlant Breeding
Volume128
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • Fusarium head blight
  • Marker-assisted selection
  • Quantitative trait loci
  • Resistance breeding
  • Triticum aestivum
  • Triticum durum

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