The hybrid vigor typical of F-1 cultivars is used to boost biomass production of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). The high dry-matter yielding F-1 cultivar Kazetachi uniquely shows extremely late flowering and a long culm, and is greatly different from its parents. We investigated the genetic mechanisms underlying these phenotypes by quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis of recombinant inbred lines derived from a male-fertile line and a restorer line and grown in 3 years. QTL analysis for six traits (days-to-heading, culm length, culm width, culm number, panicle length, panicle number) revealed that the unique phenotypes of the F-1 plants were controlled by the genetic combination of 12 or more QTLs detected in at least 2 years. Two putative QTLs for days-to-heading (qDH1 on SBI-01 and qDH6 on SBI-06) would strongly affect the other phenotypes because of their co-localization with QTLs for other traits, as supported by significant phenotypic correlations. These QTLs would be useful for understanding the association of plant type with biomass production in sorghum.
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- DOI : 10.1007/s10681-012-0727-8
- ISSN : 0014-2336
- Web of Science ID : WOS:000308355000011