, Volume 173, Issue 3, pp 377–386 | Cite as

Location and transmission of QTL for multiple traits in the pedigree of soybean cultivars

  • Jun Qin
  • RunQing Yang
  • ZhangXiong Liu
  • YongFang Zhang
  • ChengXi Jiang
  • WenBin Li
  • YingHui Li
  • RongXia Guan
  • RuZhen Chang
  • LiJuan Qiu


In silico mapping for single trait was extended to analyze many agronomic traits in the pedigree of soybean. 26 agronomic traits were measured and 477 polymorphic markers chosen on public genetic map were genotyped on 14 inbreeding lines in the pedigree of Suinong14. We firstly determined 6 principal components from 26 agronomic traits using the principal component analysis and then constructed 6 “super traits” by the multiplication of the vector of the standardized original traits by the eigenvectors corresponding to the principle components. With in silico mapping, a total of 24 markers distributing on 13 linkage groups were detected separately as QTL responsible for 6 “super traits” and of which 14 QTL performed pleiotrpy. Tracing the transmission of functional genes in the pedigree, it was found that some genes were capable to explain the genetic mechanism for the contribution of exotic germplasms and domestic founders to soybean cultivars in the improvement of the performance and quality.


In silico mapping QTL Soybean cultivar Inbreeding line Principal component Transmission 



The preparation of this manuscript was supported by the State Key Basic Research and Development Plan of China (973) (No. 2004CB117203 and 2009CB118400), National Key Technologies R&D Program in the 11th Five-Year Plan (No. 2006BAD13B05), and the National Natural Science Fundation of China (No. 30490250).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Qin
    • 1
    • 3
  • RunQing Yang
    • 2
  • ZhangXiong Liu
    • 1
  • YongFang Zhang
    • 1
  • ChengXi Jiang
    • 4
  • WenBin Li
    • 5
  • YingHui Li
    • 1
  • RongXia Guan
    • 1
  • RuZhen Chang
    • 1
  • LiJuan Qiu
    • 1
  1. 1.National Key Facility for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement, Key Laboratory of Crop Germplasm Utilization, MOA, Institute of Crop ScienceThe Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Agriculture and BiologyShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Shijiazhuang Branch Center of National Center for Soybean Improvement, Cereal and Oil Crop InstituteHebei Academy of Agricultural and Forestry ScienceShijiazhuangPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Institute of Suihua Agricultural SciencesHelongjiang Academy of Agriculture ScienceSuihuaPeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.Chinese Education Ministry’s Key Laboratory of Soybean Biology, Soybean Research Institute, Northeast Agriculture UniversityHarbinPeople’s Republic of China

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