Association mapping of loci linked to copper, phosphorus, and potassium concentrations in the seeds of C. arietinum and C. reticulatum

Özkuru E., Ateş D. , Nemli S. , Semih E., Karaca N. , Yılmaz H., ...More

GENOMICS, vol.111, no.6, pp.1873-1881, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2018.12.010
  • Title of Journal : GENOMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1873-1881
  • Keywords: Genome-wide association mapping, Cicer arietinum, Cicer reticulatum, Copper, Phosphorus, Potassium, QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI, PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L., GENETIC DIVERSITY, MINERAL NUTRIENTS, SALT STRESS, CHICKPEA, ZINC, IRON, IDENTIFICATION, TOLERANCE


Due to its high nutritional value, chickpea is one of the most important and cost-effective legumes for human diet. Nutrient elements, such as Cu, P, K have numerous essential functions for the human metabolism. In this study, association mapping of loci linked to the seed Cu, P and K concentrations were performed on a population consisting of 107 Cicer reticulatum and 73 Cicer arietinum individuals in four environments (two locations x two years). A total of 121,840 SNPs were genotyped across 180 individuals by GBS analysis. The association mapping between the SNP markers and the seed Cu, P, K concentrations were identified and eight SNPs were found to be significantly associated with variations in three nutrient elements in more than two environments This research suggests that association mapping is a useful methodology for the identification of loci controlling the Cu, P and K uptake in chickpea seeds for further association mapping, molecular breeding, and marker-assisted selection and plant breeding studies and provides a broader understanding of the relationship between the investigated Cicer species and the effects of environmental conditions.