Mapping and characterisation of QTL x E interactions for traits determining grain and stover yield in pearl millet

R S Yadav, F R Bidinger, C T Hash, Y P Yadav, O P Yadav, S K Bhatnagar, C J Howarth
TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik 2003, 106 (3): 512-20
A mapping population of 104 F(3) lines of pearl millet, derived from a cross between two inbred lines H 77/833-2 x PRLT 2/89-33, was evaluated, as testcrosses on a common tester, for traits determining grain and stover yield in seven different field trials, distributed over 3 years and two seasons. The total genetic variation was partitioned into effects due to season (S), genotype (G), genotype x season interaction (G x S), and genotype x environment-within-season interaction [G x E(S)]. QTLs were determined for traits for their G, G x S, and G x E(S) effects, to assess the magnitude and the nature (cross over/non-crossover) of environmental interaction effects on individual QTLs. QTLs for some traits were associated with G effects only, while others were associated with the effects of both G and G x S and/or G, G x S and G x E(S) effects. The major G x S QTLs detected were for flowering time (on LG 4 and LG 6), and mapped to the same intervals as G x S QTLs for several other traits (including stover yield, harvest index, biomass yield and panicle number m(-2)). All three QTLs detected for grain yield were unaffected by G x S interaction however. All three QTLs for stover yield (mapping on LG 2, LG 4 and LG 6) and one of the three QTLs for grain yield (mapping on LG 4) were also free of QTL x E(S) interactions. The grain yield QTLs that were affected by QTL x E(S) interactions (mapping on LG 2 and LG 6), appeared to be linked to parallel QTL x E(S) interactions of the QTLs for panicle number m(-2) on (LG 2) and of QTLs for both panicle number m(-2) and harvest index (LG 6). In general, QTL x E(S) interactions were more frequently observed for component traits of grain and stover yield, than for grain or stover yield per se.

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