International Journal of
Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Genet. Mol. Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9863
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJGMB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 133

Full Length Research Paper

Designing polymorphic ISSR primers in order to study x and y types glutenin subunits in 1D locus controlling favorable baking quality of bread wheat

M. T. Hallajian1, M. Varasteh Mirshamsi2, B. Naserian Khiabani2, A. Majdabadi2 and N. Pirvali Biranvand2
  1Agricultural, Medical and Industrial Research School-Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Karaj, Iran. 2Agriculture Faculty-Zabol University, Zabol, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 May 2009
  •  Published: 31 August 2009



Baking quality is one of most important traits in qualitative improvement of bread wheat. Gluten prolamins determine wheat flour quality for different technological processes such as bread making. Among the gluten proteins, High Molecular Glutenin (HMW) group and specially, x-type and y-type subunits of d allele in 1D locus are very valuable in baking quality. In this study, amino acid sequences of x-type subunits [2.1, 2.2, 2.2*, 5] and y-type subunits [10, 12] related to 1D locus were searched and compared together using Genedoc software. After alignment of amino acid sequences of y-type subunits and x-type subunits, it was characterized that deletion, insertion (duplication) and point mutations in these subunits are involved in biological function of proteins. Finally, polymorph ISSR primers in repetitive domains were designed on similarities and differences in x and y types subunits. After performing PCR and DPAGE, it was found that these primers show good banding polymorphisms in elite mutant lines, standard commercial cultivars and F2 populations from crosses and are ideal for DNA polymorphisms detection in glutenin subunits of 1D locus.

 Key words: Alignment, DPAGE, glutenin subunits, ISSR, baking quality and wheat.