Functional markers (contributed by Zhonghu He)

Functional markers (FM) are developed from sequence polymorphisms present in allelic variants of a functional gene at a locus. FMs accurately discriminate alleles of a targeted gene, and are ideal molecular markers for marker-assisted selection in wheat breeding. To date, more than 30 wheat loci associated with processing quality, agronomic traits, and disease resistance, have been cloned, and 97 FMs were developed to identify 93 alleles based on the sequences of those genes. The pages below provide updated information on all FMs and gene-specific STS markers developed so far in wheat.

For more information, see the paper published by Liu et al.

  1. Functional markers for processing quality genes
  2. Functional markers for agronomic traits
  3. Functional markers for disease resistance genes