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QTL discovery in barley (3)

Results: As shown in the table, QTL were identified for all the traits measured, and the wild allele was associated with improved performance in 18 of the 48 QTL, despite the poor appearance of the wild parent. 

Future plans: The favourable QTL will be verified in a second advanced backcross (AB) population and in near-isogenic lines (NILs). Pure introgression lines have been generated and are being used to validate and fine-map the new QTL and introgress them into adapted germplasm.