Verification and evaluation of grain QTLs using RILs from TD70 x Kasalath in rice
“Verification and evaluation of grain QTLs using RILs from TD70 x Kasalath in rice”, vol. 14, pp. 14882-14892, 2015.,
Grain size is an important trait that directly influences the yield of rice. Validation and evaluation of grain genes is important in rice genetic studies and for breeding. In a population of 240 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from a cross between an extra-large grain japonica variety TD70 and a small grain indica variety Kasalath, we mapped 19 QTLs controlling grain traits. These QTLs included six cloned grain genes, namely, GW2, GS3, qSW5, qGL3, GS5, and GW8.