Generation of Deletion Lines in Allohexaploid Bread Wheat

Methods Mol Biol. 2022:2484:183-199. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2253-7_14.


Positional cloning in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) remains a daunting task because of its large genome, high density of repeats, low recombination rate especially in pericentromeric regions and its allopolyploidy. One way to face this challenge is to decrease the size of the interval bearing the gene of interest both genetically and physically, in order to reduce significantly the number of potential candidate genes. In this chapter, we describe a technical approach to produce chromosome-specific deletion lines to locate precisely genes of interest onto wheat chromosomes, a step forward to their cloning.

Keywords: Deletion line; Gametocidal; Homeologs; Triticum aestivum; Wheat.

MeSH terms

  • Bread*
  • Chromosomes
  • Triticum* / genetics