An updated doubled haploid oat linkage map and QTL mapping of agronomic and grain quality traits from Canadian field trials

Genome. 2012 Apr;55(4):289-301. doi: 10.1139/g2012-017. Epub 2012 Mar 26.


The first doubled haploid oat linkage map constructed at MTT Agrifood Research Finland was supplemented with additional microsatellites and Diversity Array Technology (DArT) markers to produce a map containing 1058 DNA markers and 34 linkage groups. The map was used to locate quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for 11 important breeding traits analyzed from Finnish and Canadian field trials. The new markers enabled most of the linkage groups to be anchored to the 'Kanota' × 'Ogle' oat ( Avena sativa L.) reference map and allowed comparison of the QTLs located in this study with those found previously. Two to 12 QTLs for each trait were discovered, of which several were expressed consistently across several environments.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Avena / chemistry
  • Avena / genetics*
  • Canada
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Chromosomes, Plant
  • Crosses, Genetic
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Haploidy*
  • Microsatellite Repeats
  • Plant Oils / chemistry
  • Plant Proteins / chemistry
  • Quantitative Trait Loci*
  • beta-Glucans / chemistry


  • Plant Oils
  • Plant Proteins
  • beta-Glucans