Submitted to: Bean Improvement Cooperative Annual Report
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/1/2010
Publication Date: 5/1/2010
Citation: Miklas, P.N., Porch Clay, T.G. 2010. Guidelines for Common Bean QTL Nomenclature. Annual Report of the Bean Improvement Cooperative 53:202-204.
Technical Abstract: Quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis has become an important tool for the characterization and breeding of complex traits in crops plants, such as common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). A standard system for naming QTL in common bean is needed for effective referencing of new and previously identified traits to more effectively differentiate QTL. A similar nomenclature system for chromosome identification in common bean was adopted (Pedrosa-Harand et al., 2008).Considering the need for a common nomenclature, the Common Bean Genetics Committee approved the adoption of QTL nomenclature guidelines for use in future QTL publications, described below, during its 2009 Isabela, Puerto Rico, meeting. White mold QTL are used as an example for describing the nomenclature.