Fine Mapping and Candidate Gene Analysis of a Major Locus Controlling Ovule Abortion and Seed Number Per Silique in Brassica Napus L [post]

Yangmiao Jiao, Kunpeng Zhang, Guangqin Cai, Kaidi Yu, Olalekan Amoo, Shaoqing Han, Xiang Zhao, Hao Zhang, Limin Hu, Bingrui Wang, chuchuan fan, Yongming Zhou
2021 unpublished
Key message A major QTL controlling ovule abortion and SN was fine-mapped to a 80.1-kb region on A8 in rapeseed, and BnaA08g07940D and BnaA08g07950D are the most likely candidate genes.Abstact The seed number per silique (SN), an important yield determining trait of rapeseed, is the final consequence of a complex developmental process including ovule initiation and the subsequent ovule/seed development. To elucidate the genetic mechanism regulating the natural variation of SN and its related
more » ... and its related components, quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping was conducted using a doubled haploid (DH) population derived from the cross between C4-146 and C4-58B, which showed significant differences in SN and aborted ovule number (AON), but no obvious differences in ovule number (ON). QTL analysis identified 19 consensus QTLs for six SN-related traits across three environments. A novel QTL on chromosome A8, un.A8, which pleiotropically controls all these traits except for ON, was stably detected across the three environments.This QTL explained more than 50% of the SN, AON and percentage of aborted ovule (PAO) variations as well as a moderate contribution on silique length (SL) and thousand seed weight (TSW). The C4-146 allele at the locus increases SN and SL but decreases AON, PAO and TSW. Further fine mapping narrowed down this locus into a 80.1-kb interval flanked by markers BM1668 and BM1672, and six predicted genes were annotated in the delimited region. Expression analyses and DNA sequencing showed that two homologs of Arabidopsis photosystem I subunit F (BnaA08g07940D) and zinc transporter 10 precursor (BnaA08g07950D) were the most promising candidate genes underlying this locus. These results provide a solid basis for cloning un.A8 to reduce the ovule abortion and increase SN in the yield improvement of rapeseed.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-189373/v1 fatcat:o7fjbdyy45ey7gb7orqspwafse