2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Marker Assisted Selection for the Development of Amylomaize VII Germplasm
Stacy A. Marshall
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor

A research team at Truman State University is focused on developing a selective maize breeding program. The eventual goal of this program is to cross the high amylose GEM-0067 with other lines of maize selected for their high yielding traits. Through many generations of selective inbreeding, following the initial cross of GEM-0067 with a high yielding line, both preferential traits will be fixed into a new parent line. In order to ensure the successful transfer of the high amylose trait from one generation to the next, as there is no visual phenotypical expression of this genotype, polymorphic SSR markers near the gene can be tracked. Marker alleles that are unique to GEM-0067 can easily be tracked to ensure that future generations inherit their amylose genes from this high amylose line. Using the marker method allows for the simple identification of those plants which possess high amylose levels.

Keywords: maize, amylose, SSR, marker, breeding, allele

Topic(s):Agricultural Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 6-3
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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