Start Date: May 01, 2008
End Date: Apr 30, 2013
We propose to further saturate the chromosomal interval harboring develop user-friendly molecular markers for marker-assisted selection (MAS), haplotyping, and gene pyramiding in breeding and germplasm development. This will further increase resolution of the QTL map and position the QTL in a smaller chromosomal interval. Construction of a fine map of Qfhs.ndsu-3AS will facilitate cloning of this QTL and development of effective molecular markers for MAS.