African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12294

Full Length Research Paper

Molecular mapping of MS-cd1 gene in Chinese kale

Xin-mei Zhang1, Jian Wu2, Ai-guang Guo1, Hui Zhang2, Yuan Ma3, Zhi-yuan Fang2 and Xiao-wu Wang2*
1College of Life Science, Northwest Science and Technology University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, 712100, China. 2Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100081, China. 3College of life science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430071, China.
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  •  Accepted: 17 May 2010
  •  Published: 31 July 2010


A dominant male sterility (DGMS) line 79-399-3 was developed from spontaneous mutation in Brassica oleracea var. capitata and has been widely used in the production of hybrid cultivar in China. In this line, male sterility is controlled by a dominant gene Ms-cd1. In the present study, primary mapping of Ms-cd1 was conducted by screening a segregating population developed by four times backcrossing of B. oleracea var. alboglabra into a male sterile B. oleracea var.italica line harboring Ms-cd1. Bulked segregation analysis (BSA) was performed for 226 BC4 individuals using SRAPs regarding of male sterility and fertility. Using 800 SRAP primers and 2,340 SRAP combined random primers, a primary map surrounding Ms-cd1 was constructed. Eight markers closely linked to the target gene were identified, among which the closest one on each side to Ms-cd1 was 0.53 and 5.04 cM, respectively. Markers linked closely to the Ms-cd1 gene will enrich resources of molecular marker of Ms-cd1 locus; also serve to lay the foundations for molecular-assisted selection in breeding program, as well as fine mapping and map-based cloning of Ms-cd1 gene.


Key words: Sequence-related amplified polymorphism, DNA markers, linkage map, Chinese kale.


GMS, Genic male sterility; DGMS, dominant male sterility; NMS,nuclear male sterility; CMS, cytoplasmic male sterility; SRAP, sequence-related amplified polymorphism; CTAB, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide; BSA, bulked segregant analysis; MAS, marker-assisted selection; SNP, single nucleotide polymorphismMs-cd1, male sterility dominant gene. PCR, polymerase chain reactions; RAPD, random amplified polymorphic DNA; ORFs, open reading frames;SSR, simple sequence repeat; SCAR, sequence characterized amplified region;ERPAR, extended random primer amplified region; AFLP, amplified fragment length polymorphism.