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  1. Vol. 34 No. 1, p. 240-246
    Received: Apr 6, 1993
    Published: Jan, 1994

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DNA Marker Analysis of Loci underlying Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode (Heterodera glycines Ichinohe)

  1. V. C. Concibido,
  2. R. L. Denny,
  3. S. R. Boutin,
  4. R. Hautea,
  5. J. H. Orf and
  6. N. D. Young 
  1. Dep. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108
    Univ. of the Philippines at Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines
    Dep. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108



Inheritance of resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines Ichinohe) is oligogenic and complex. DNA markers, such as restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), can be used to identify loci associated with complex genetic characters, including SCN resistance. To uncover these associations, 56 F2 lines from a crass between a susceptible (M83-15) and a resistant (M85-1430) soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] inbred line were mapped for DNA marker polymorphisms. F3 lines derived from these F2 individuals were assayed for SCN disease response in the greenhouse to a field isolate of SCN from Minnesota that tested as Race 3. The F2 genotypic classes for each of 43 DNAm arkers were then contrasted with SCN disease response to identify marker loci associated with SCN resistance. Two unlinked RFLP markers, pA85 and pB32, were found to be significantly associated with SCN disease response, together accounting for 51.7% of total phenotypic variation. Based on RFLP analysis, individual F2:3 lines that retained either one or both resistance loci were identified. Lines that possess both resistance loci could be valuable in developing resistant soybean lines free of linkage drag, while lines that have just one of the resistance loci may be useful as single-gene differentials for SCN race determination.

Contribution from the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Stn. Journal series no. 20,438 on research conducted under Project 015, supported by G.A.R. funds. This paper was also supported, in part, by Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council Grant no. 36-93-2.

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