Lex J, Ahlemeyer J, Friedt W, Ordon F

Published: J Appl Genet, 1 May 2014. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 24789682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

A set of about 100 winter barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivars, comprising diverse and economically important German barley elite germplasm released during the last six decades, was previously genotypically characterized by single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers using the Illumina GoldenGate BeadArray Technology to detect associations with phenotypic data estimated in three-year field trials at 12 locations.


Bolibok-Bragoszewska H, Targonska MG, Bolibok L, Kilian A, Rakoczy-Trojanowska M

Published: BMC Plant Biology, 01 August 2014, Volume 14(1), Page 184.

In this study we used 1054 Diversity Array Technology (DArT) markers with defined chromosomal location to characterize genetic diversity and population structure in a collection of 379 rye accessions including wild species, landraces, cultivated materials, historical and contemporary rye varieties.

Campbell R, Pont SD, Morris JA, McKenzie G, Sharma SK, Hedley PE, Ramsay G, Bryan GJ, Taylor MA

Published: Theor Appl Genet, 26 Jun 2014. [Epub ahead of print]

Genome-wide QTL analysis of potato tuber carotenoid content was investigated in populations of Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja that segregate for flesh colour, revealing a novel major QTL on chromosome 9

Randhawa M, Bansal U, Valárik M, Klocová B, Doležel J, Bariana H

Published: Theor Appl Genet, February 2014, Volume 127(2), Page 317-24. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-013-2220-8

This manuscript describes the chromosomal location of a new source of stripe rust resistance in wheat. DNA markers closely linked with the resistance locus were identified and validated. A wheat landrace, AUS27858, from the Watkins collection showed high levels of resistance against Australian pathotypes of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici. It was reported to carry two genes for stripe rust resistance, tentatively named YrAW1 and YrAW2.

Alheit KV, Busemeyer L, Liu W, Maurer HP, Gowda M, Hahn V, Weissmann S, Ruckelshausen A, Reif JC, Würschum T

Published: Theor Appl Genet, January 2014, Volume 127(1), Page 251-260. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-013-2214-6

QTL mapping in multiple families identifies trait-specific and pleiotropic QTL for biomass yield and plant height in triticale. Triticale shows a broad genetic variation for biomass yield which is of interest for a range of purposes, including bioenergy. Plant height is a major contributor to biomass yield and in this study, we investigated the genetic architecture underlying biomass yield and plant height by multiple-line cross QTL mapping.

Kroc M, Koczyk G, Swięcicki W, Kilian A, Nelson MN

Published: Theor Appl Genet, May 2014, Volume 127(5), Page 1237-1249. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-014-2294-y

This is the first clear evidence of duplication and/or triplication of large chromosomal regions in a genome of a Genistoid legume, the most basal clade of Papilionoid legumes. Lupinus angustifolius L. (narrow-leafed lupin) is the most widely cultivated species of Genistoid legume, grown for its high-protein grain. As a member of this most basal clade of Papilionoid legumes, L. angustifolius serves as a useful model for exploring legume genome evolution. Here, we report an improved reference genetic map of L. angustifolius comprising 1207 loci, including 299 newly developed Diversity Arrays Technology markers and 54 new gene-based PCR markers.