Quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis of pod related traits in different environments in soybean
Soybean is an important crop, whose most agronomic traits are quantitative inherited. Mapping of these quantitative trait loci in soybean genes is importance for various applications. A F2:15 RIL population containing 149 lines derived from a cross between Charleston as female and Dongnong 594 as male parent were used for mapping of the QTL of pod related traits. Three agronomic traits showing clear phenotypic variations between parents were investigated and relevant QTLs were analyzed with software WindowsQTL Cartographer V2.5. The pod related traits are podwall thickness, weight of podwall, and ratio of podwall to pod (weight to weight). A total of 67 QTLs were mapped for 3 agronomic traits. Some QTLs identified under all environments tend to be valuable for soybean molecular marker assistant breeding selection.
Key words: Soybean, pod traits, QTL, different environments.