Mapping and QTL analysis of the barley population Alexis x Sloop

A. R. Barr, S. P. Jefferies, S. Broughton, K. J. Chalmers, J. M. Kretschmer, W. J.R. Boyd, H. M. Collins, S. Roumeliotis, S. J. Logue, S. J. Coventry, D. B. Moody, B. J. Read, D. Poulsen, R. C.M. Lance, G. J. Platz, R. F. Park, J. F. Panozzo, A. Karakousis, P. Lim, A. P. VerbylaP. J. Eckermann

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Two populations between the German malting variety Alexis and the Australian malting variety Sloop were constructed, mapped, phenotyped, and subjected to quantitative trait loci analysis. One population consisted of 153 F4-derived recombinant inbred lines and the other of 111 doubled haploid lines. This paper describes 18 field and laboratory experiments conducted with the populations and summarises the traits mapped and analysed. The genetic basis of 5 traits (malt extract, resistance to leaf rust, resistance to powdery mildew, early flowering, plant stature) important to Australian efforts to improve malting barley varieties was elucidated. Detailed maps for these populations are shown in this paper, while a consensus map incorporating these maps and further experiments on the populations are described elsewhere in this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1123
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Journal of Agricultural Research
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Molecular marker assisted selection
  • Quantitative trait loci

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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