Our research objective was to identify QTL for resistance to BLSB so that the information could be used for developing a MAS program in maize.
The resistant parent R15 was bred at the Maize Research Institute of Sichuan Agriculture University and identified through many years of evaluations to have a high level of resistance to BLSB, possess good general combining ability (GCA), and have good agronomic characteristics.
A total of 11 QTL for BLSB were identified on chromosomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10.
BLSB is an enormously destructive disease on susceptible maize.
To our knowledge, this study is the first report identifying QTL associated with BLSB resistance in maize.
This study is the first step in identifying QTL associated with resistance to BLSB in maize.
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