Secale cereale L.

Correlation analysis between starch properties and single nucleotide polymorphisms of waxy genes in common rye (Secale cereale L.)

M. Meng, Gao, X., Han, L. J., Li, X. Y., Wu, D., Li, H. Z., and Chen, Q. J., Correlation analysis between starch properties and single nucleotide polymorphisms of waxy genes in common rye (Secale cereale L.), vol. 13, pp. 2574-2589, 2014.

To understand the relationships between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the waxy gene and starch parameters in common rye, we performed sequence characterization, enzyme activity testing, amylopectin/amylose ratio evaluation, starch property testing, and correlation analysis. Specific primers were used to clone waxy from 20 rye cultivars. Sequence analysis showed that waxy was 2852 bp, including 11 exons, and sequence similarity across the 20 cultivars was over 98%.

Molecular cytogenetic identification of a novel 1AL.1RS translocation line with powdery mildew resistance

M. Lu, Wang, L., Zhang, J., Sun, S., Li, Y., Du, W., Wu, J., Zhao, J., Yang, Q., and Chen, X., Molecular cytogenetic identification of a novel 1AL.1RS translocation line with powdery mildew resistance, vol. 13, pp. 10678-10689, 2014.

A wheat germplasm line 13-2-2 with resistance to powdery mildew was isolated; this line was derived from common wheat cv. W770B and rye, Secale cereale L. (2n = 2x = 14, RR). The line was characterized based on cytological, genomic in situ hybridization (GISH), sequence-characterized amplified region (SCAR), and simple sequence repeat (SSR) analyses. The mitotic and meiotic investigations showed that the chromosome number and configuration of 13-2-2 were 2n = 42 = 21 II.

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