Genetic mapping of a 7R Al tolerance QTL in triticale (x Triticosecale Wittmack)

Triticale (x Triticosecale Wittmack) is a relatively new cereal crop. In Poland, triticale is grown on 12 % of arable land (http://​www.​stat.​gov.​pl). There is an increasing interest in its cultivation due to lowered production costs and increased adaptation to adverse environmental conditions. However, it has an insufficient tolerance to the presence of aluminum ions (Al3+) in the soil. The number of genes controlling aluminum tolerance in triticale and their chromosomal location is not known.