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RFLP mapping of QTLs for photoperiod response in tropical sorghum

Chantereau J., Trouche G., Rami J.F., Deu M., Barro C., Grivet L.. 2001. Euphytica, 120 : p. 183-194.

DOI: 10.1023/A:1017513608309

Genetic control of flowering time in sorghum was investigated using a recombinant inbred lines population derived from a cross between IS 2807, a slightly photoperiod sensitive tropical caudatum landrace, and IS 7680, a highly photoperiod sensitive tropical guinea landrace. Progenies were sown with their parents at six different dates between 1995 and 1997 in Burkina Faso. Direct field measures and synthetic measures derived from the implementation of a model were used to characterize the photoperiod response. Emphasis was put to identify the most relevant traits to account for Basic Vegetative Phase (BVP) and photoperiod sensitivity sensus stricto. One QTL was detected on Linkage Group (LG) F for the traits related to BVP. Two QTLs were detected on LGs C and H for the traits related to the photoperiod sensitivity sensus stricto. This gives credit to at least partially independent genetic determinisms for those two components of photoperiod response. Evidences for possible orthology of the QTLs detected here with other QTLs and major genes involved in flowering time of sorghum and rice are discussed.

Mots-clés : sorghum bicolor; floraison; photopériodicité; locus; modèle; génome; date de semis; carte génétique; burkina faso; qtl

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