Kernel length is an important target trait in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) breeding programs. However, the number of known quantitative trait loci (QTLs) controlling kernel length is limited. In the present study, we aimed to identify major QTLs for kernel length, as well as putative candidate genes that might influence kernel length in wild barley.
Zhou, H., Liu, S., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., You, J., Deng, M., … Zheng, Y. (2016). Mapping and validation of major quantitative trait loci for kernel length in wild barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. spontaneum). BMC Genetics, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12863-016-0438-6