Genetic analyses and mapping of a new thermo-sensitive genic male sterile gene in maize

Theor Appl Genet. 2006 Jun;113(1):11-5. doi: 10.1007/s00122-006-0262-x. Epub 2006 May 11.


The present study describes a novel thermo-sensitive genic male sterile (TGMS) line, Qiong68ms. To analyse the mode of fertility inheritance and tag the TGMS gene, a set of F2, BC1 and F(2:3) populations derived from a cross between Qiong68ms and K12 were evaluated for a period of 2 years. Classical genetic analyses and QTL mapping using the mean restoration percentage of the F(2:3) populations revealed that the fertility of Qiong68ms was likely to be governed by a single recessive gene, which was named tms3; the tms3 gene was mapped to a location between SSR markers umc2129 and umc1041, at a distance of 3.7 cM form umc2129 and 1.5 cM form umc1041. The molecular markers tightly linked with tms3 gene will aid in the transfer of the TGMS gene to various background inbred lines using the MAS method.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Plant / genetics
  • Crosses, Genetic
  • Fertility / genetics
  • Genes, Plant*
  • Genes, Recessive
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Reproduction / genetics
  • Temperature
  • Zea mays / genetics*