TABLE 3

Overview of identified QTL and consensus QTL for seed yield and eight yield-associated traits

TraitBranch no.Biomass yieldFlowering timeMaturity timePlant heightPod no.Seed no.Seed weightSeed yieldTotal
Identified QTL
Total (mean per experiment)70 (7.0)23 (5.8)201 (15.2)126 (9.5)87 (8.7)50 (5.0)69 (6.9)159 (13.3)85 (6.5)870 (9.2)
    At “significant” level53 (5.3)21 (5.3)143 (11)84 (6.5)63 (6.3)35 (3.5)49 (4.9)109 (9.1)57 (4.4)614 (6.5)
    At “suggestive” level17 (1.7)2 (0.5)58 (4.2)42 (3.0)24 (2.4)15 (1.5)20 (2.0)50 (4.2)28 (2.1)256 (2.7)
Additive-effect direction (+/−)a33+/37−11+/12−164+/37−94+/32−34+/53−29+/21−38+/31−50+/109−37+/48−490+/380−
Additive-effect range−0.73–0.61−322–342−2.7–2.3−0.90–0.95−7.2–3.8−45–38−1.81–1.32−0.21–0.17−326–238
R2 (%) range3.7–18.03.1–11.42.2–20.82.3–15.53.0–16.23.4–13.73.2–15.52.4–20.53.1–33.42.2–33.4
    Integrated into reproducible consensus QTL45619011070295513950694
        Average confidence interval (cM)7.07.76.16.86.95.95.76.56.96.5
Consensus QTL
Total (mean per experiment)44 (4.4)20/557 (4.4)52 (3.8)44 (4.4)35 (3.5)35 (3.5)59 (5.0)55 (4.2)401 (4.2)
    Reproducible QTL19346362714213920225
        Average confidence interval (cM)3.84.63.83.63.53.63.83.34.33.7
    Major QTL00610004415
    Microenvironment specific QTL251911202022172235191
    Macroenvironment specific QTL331923283629253544272
    Integrated into pleiotropic unique QTL341947433829284547329 (111b)
  • a Plus (+) and minus (−) represent the allele increasing the phenotype value from Tapidor and Ningyou7, respectively.

  • b The number of the pleiotropic unique QTL obtained after meta-analysis of 329 consensus QTL.