Genetics of adaptation of yellow lupin to dryland conditions

Muhammad Munir Iqbal

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Abstract

Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus), an important annual legume, lacks information on its ecophysiology under dryland conditions and on genomic resources for crop improvement. This research employed field-based trait scoring and next-generation sequencing to understand the genetic control of adaptation and domestication traits and develop genomic resources in the crop's first linkage map. Yellow lupin escapes drought escape under terminal water deficit conditions. The crop exhibited high conserved synteny with the narrow-leafed lupin genome, and key domestication traits such as dehiscence, alkaloid content, flower and seed colour are all controlled by single genes.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Berger, Jens, Supervisor
  • Erskine, William, Supervisor
  • Nelson, Matthew, Supervisor
Award date5 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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