Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) of Quinoa for Agronomic and Biochemical Traits

Season
2020-2021

Project/Experiment Duration: 2020-2021

Partners:

  • Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Beijing Genomics Institute, China

Objectives:

  1. Evaluation of GWAS panel for yield and yield attributing traits under stress environment.
  2. QTL mapping for the major traits of interest in quinoa.
  3. Identification of robust and closely linked markers to the ‘traits of interest’.
  4. Identify the donors for the ‘traits of interest’ to be utilised in breeding program.

Date of Sowing: 1 November 2020

Experimental design: Augmented RCBD with 5 blocks

Treatments/Variables:

  • Genotypes: 190  test genotypes and 6 checks.
  • Stress conditions: Three levels of salinity (ECiw) treatments (control, 10dS/m, 20dS/m) and one water deficit condition (50% ET-based irrigation).