Identification of QTLs for yield-related traits in RILs derived from the cross between pLIA-1 carrying Oryza longistaminata chromosome segments and Norin 18 in rice

Emily Gichuhi, Eiko Himi, Hidekazu Takahashi, Sinhao Zhu, Kazuyuki Doi, Kazuo Tsugane, Masahiko Maekawa

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To improve rice yield, a wide genetic pool is necessary. It is therefore important to explore wild rice relatives. Oryza longistaminata is a distantly related wild rice relative that carries the AA genome. Its potential for improving agronomic traits is not well studied. Introgression line (pLIA-1) that carries Oryza longistaminata’s chromosome segments, showed high performance in yield-related traits under non-fertilized conditions. Therefore, to illustrate Oryza longistaminata’s potential for improving yield-related traits, RILs from the F1 of a cross between pLIA-1 and Norin 18 were developed and QTL analysis was done using the RAD-Seq method. In total, 36 QTLs for yield-related traits were identified on chromosomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11. Clusters of QTLs for strongly correlated traits were also identified on chromosomes 1, 3, 6, and 8. Phenotypic data from recombinant plants for chromosomes 1 and 8 QTL clusters revealed that the pLIA-1 genotype on chromosome 1 region was more important for panicle-related traits and a combination of pLIA-1 genotypes on chromosomes 1 and 8 showed a favorable phenotype under non-fertilized conditions. These results suggest that Oryza longistaminata’s chromosome segments carry important alleles that can be used to improve yield-related traits of rice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)720-733
Number of pages14
JournalBreeding Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Chromosome segment
  • Oryza longistaminata
  • QTLs
  • RAD-Seq
  • RIL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science

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