QTL mapping in rice

Trends Genet. 1995 Dec;11(12):482-7. doi: 10.1016/s0168-9525(00)89157-x.


In the past 10 years, interest in applying the tools of molecular genetics to the problem of increasing world rice production has resulted in the generation of two highly saturated, molecular linkage maps of rice, and the localization of numerous genes and quantitative trait loci (QTLs). Primary studies have identified QTLs associated with disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance and yield potential of rice in a range of ecosystems. The ability to identify, manipulate and potentially clone individual genes involved in quantitatively inherited characters, combined with the demonstrated conservation of numerous linkage blocks among members of the grass family, emphasizes the contribution of map-based genetic analyses both to applied and to basic crop research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Immunity, Innate / genetics
  • Models, Genetic
  • Oryza / genetics*
  • Plant Diseases / genetics