, Volume 200, Issue 2, pp 207–220 | Cite as

Development and application of PCR markers specific to the 1Ns chromosome of Psathyrostachys huashanica Keng with leaf rust resistance

  • Wanli Du
  • Jing Wang
  • Yuhui Pang
  • Jun Wu
  • Jinxin Zhao
  • Shuhui Liu
  • Qunhui Yang
  • Xinhong Chen


Wheat–Psathyrostachys huashanica Keng disomic addition line 12-3 was developed and characterized using genomic in situ hybridization (GISH), expressed sequence tag–sequence tagged site (EST–STS), and sequence characterized amplified region (SCAR) markers. Mitotic and meiotic GISH analyses indicated that it contained 42 wheat chromosomes and a pair of P. huashanica chromosomes. Eight EST–STS multiple-loci markers located on the homoeologous group 1 chromosomes of wheat amplified polymorphic bands in the 1Ns disomic addition line 12-3, which were unique to P. huashanica. These markers suggested that the introduced Ns chromosomes belonged to homoeologous group 1. Furthermore, diagnostic fragments of random amplified polymorphic DNA marker OPAG10986 and simple sequence repeat marker Xgwm601 135 were cloned, sequenced, and converted into SCAR markers, i.e., RHS153 and SHS10, respectively, which were validated using a range of distinct plant species and a complete set of wheat–P. huashanica disomic addition lines (1Ns–7Ns, 2n = 44 = 22 II). The results demonstrated that the SCAR markers targeted the Ns genome of P. huashanica and they were linked to the 1Ns chromosome. In addition, 12-3 was evaluated to test its leaf rust resistance in the adult stages and its agronomic traits. These newly developed EST–STS and SCAR markers will be powerful tools for wheat breeders who want to screen for genotypes containing the 1Ns chromosome, with low costs and high throughput.


1Ns disomic addition line Leaf rust Marker-assisted selection Molecular marker Psathyrostachys huashanica Triticum aestivum 



Genomic in situ hybridization


High molecular weight glutenin subunit


Low molecular weight glutenin subunit


Sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis


Acid polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis


Expressed sequence tag–sequence tagged site


Random amplified polymorphic DNA


Simple sequence repeat


Sequence characterized amplified region


Amplified fragment length polymorphism


Inter simple sequence repeat



Much appreciated financial support was provided by the Ministry of Agriculture “948” project of the People’s Republic of China (No. 2013-Z28), the Shaanxi Natural Science Foundation (No. 2012JM3001 and No. 2013JZ007), and the Tang Zhong-Ying Breeding Funding Project of the Northwest A&F University. The authors would like to thank Dr Duncan E. Jackson for useful advice and English language editing of the manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wanli Du
    • 1
  • Jing Wang
    • 1
  • Yuhui Pang
    • 1
  • Jun Wu
    • 1
  • Jinxin Zhao
    • 1
  • Shuhui Liu
    • 1
  • Qunhui Yang
    • 1
  • Xinhong Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering for Plant Breeding, College of AgronomyNorthwest A&F UniversityYanglingChina

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