Nov 15, 2013

Metabolite Quantitative Trait Loci for flavonoids provide new insights into the genetic architecture of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) fruit quality

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Stephen EglenBeatrice Denoyes


Flavonoids are products from specialized metabolism that contribute to fruit sensorial (colour) and nutritional (antioxidant properties) quality. Here, using a pseudo full-sibling F1 progeny previously studied for fruit sensorial quality of cultivated strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa), we explored over two successive years the genetic architecture of flavonoid-related traits using LC-ESI-MS (13 compounds including anthocyanins, flavonols and flavan-3-ols) and colorimetric assays (anthocyanins, flavonoids, phenolics, FRAP and TEAC antioxidant capacity). Network correlation analysis highlighted the high connectivity of flavonoid compounds within each chemical class and low correlation with colorimetric traits except anthocyanins. Mapping onto the female and male linkage maps of 152 flavonoid metabolic QTLs (mQTLs) and of 26 colorimetric QTLs indicated co-localization on few linkage groups of major flavonoid- and taste-related QTLs previously uncovered. These results pave the way for the discovery of genetic variations underlying flavonoid mQTLs and for marker-assisted selection of strawberry varieties with improved sensorial and nutritional quality.

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