Mapping of QTLs affecting copper tolerance and the Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn contents in the shoots of wheat seedlings

A. F. Bálint, M. S. Röder, R. Hell, G. Galiba, A. Börner

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Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for Cu-tolerance were determined in wheat grown in control and Cu-treated soil in greenhouse. In addition, loci having an influence on the shoot Cu-, Fe-, Mn-and Zn-contents under non-stressed and Cu-stressed environments were mapped. One major QTL for Cu-tolerance was found on chromosome 5DL, while slighter effects were determined on the chromosomes 1AL, 2DS, 4AL, 5BL and 7DS. QTLs affecting the shoot Mn-and Zn-contents were found on the chromosomes 3BL and 3AL, respectively. The centromeric region on the chromosome 3B plays a role in the regulation of the shoot Fe-contents in the stressed plants. Under Cu-stress QTL affecting shoot Cu-content was found on chromosome 1BL, while on the chromosome 5AL a QTL influencing the Cu-accumulation ability of wheat from Cu-polluted soil was determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalBiologia Plantarum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2007



  • Micronutrients
  • Phytoremediation
  • Shoot heavy metal content
  • Triticum aestivum L.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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