Targeted enrichment by solution-based hybrid capture to identify genetic sequence variants in barley Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • In barley and other cereal crops, phenological diversity drives adaptation to different cultivation areas. Improvement of barley yield and quality traits requires adaptation to specific production areas with introgression of favorable alleles dependent upon precise identification of the underlying genes. Combining targeted sequence capture systems with next-generation sequencing provides an efficient approach to explore target genetic regions at high resolution, and allows rapid discovery of thousands of genetic polymorphisms. Here, we apply a versatile target-capture method to detect genome-wide polymorphisms in 174 flowering time-related genes, chosen based on prior knowledge from barley, rice, and Arabidopsis thaliana. Sequences were generated across a phenologically diverse panel of 895 barley varieties, resulting a high mean depth coverage of ~25x allowing reliable discovery and calling of insertion-deletion (InDel) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Sequences of InDel and SNPs from the targeted enrichment were utilized to develop 67 Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP) markers for validation. This work provides researchers and breeders a comprehensive molecular toolkit for the selection of phenology-related traits in barley.

authors

  • Hill, Camilla Beate
  • Wong, Debbie
  • Tibbits, Josquin
  • Forrest, Kerrie
  • Hayden, Matthew
  • Zhang, Xiao-Qi
  • Westcott, Sharon
  • Angessa, Tefera Tolera
  • Li, Chengdao

publication date

  • 2019