Title: Mapping of quantitative trait loci controlling adaptive traits in coastal Douglas-fir. III
Author: Jermstad, Kathleen D.; Bassoni, Daniel L.; Jech, Keith S.; Ritchie, Gary A.; Wheeler, Nicholas C.; Neale, David B.
Source: Genetics. 165: 1489-1506.
Description: Quantitative trait loci (QTL) were mapped in the woody perennial Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii [Mirb.] Franco) for complex traits controlling the timing of growth initiation and growth cessation. QTL were estimated under controlled environmental conditions to identify QTL interactions with photoperiod, moisture stress, winter chilling, and spring temperatures. A three-generation mapping population of 460 cloned progeny was used for genetic mapping and phenotypic evaluations. An allmarker interval mapping method was used for scanning the genome for the presence of QTL and singlefactor ANOVA was used for estimating QTL-by-environment interactions. A modest number of QTL were detected per trait, with individual QTL explaining up to 9.5% of the phenotypic variation. Two QTLby- treatment interactions were found for growth initiation, whereas several QTL-by-treatment interactions were detected among growth cessation traits. This is the first report of QTL interactions with specific environmental signals in forest trees and will assist in the identification of candidate genes controlling these important adaptive traits in perennial plants.
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Jermstad, Kathleen D.; Bassoni, Daniel L.; Jech, Keith S.; Ritchie, Gary A.; Wheeler, Nicholas C.; Neale, David B. 2003. Mapping of quantitative trait loci controlling adaptive traits in coastal Douglas-fir. III. Genetics. 165: 1489-1506..