Utilization of deletion bins to anchor and order sequences along the wheat 7B chromosome

Tatiana Belova, Lars Grønvold, Ajay Kumar, Shahryar Kianian, Xinyao He, Morten Lillemo, Nathan M. Springer, Sigbjørn Lien, Odd Arne Olsen, Simen R. Sandve

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


Key message: A total of 3,671 sequence contigs and scaffolds were mapped to deletion bins on wheat chromosome 7B providing a foundation for developing high-resolution integrated physical map for this chromosome. Abstract: Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) has a large, complex and highly repetitive genome which is challenging to assemble into high quality pseudo-chromosomes. As part of the international effort to sequence the hexaploid bread wheat genome by the international wheat genome sequencing consortium (IWGSC) we are focused on assembling a reference sequence for chromosome 7B. The successful completion of the reference chromosome sequence is highly dependent on the integration of genetic and physical maps. To aid the integration of these two types of maps, we have constructed a high-density deletion bin map of chromosome 7B. Using the 270 K Nimblegen comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) array on a set of cv. Chinese spring deletion lines, a total of 3,671 sequence contigs and scaffolds (~7.8 % of chromosome 7B physical length) were mapped into nine deletion bins. Our method of genotyping deletions on chromosome 7B relied on a model-based clustering algorithm (Mclust) to accurately predict the presence or absence of a given genomic sequence in a deletion line. The bin mapping results were validated using three different approaches, viz. (a) PCR-based amplification of randomly selected bin mapped sequences (b) comparison with previously mapped ESTs and (c) comparison with a 7B genetic map developed in the present study. Validation of the bin mapping results suggested a high accuracy of the assignment of 7B sequence contigs and scaffolds to the 7B deletion bins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2029-2040
Number of pages12
JournalTheoretical and Applied Genetics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The project was funded by grants from the Norwegian Research Council (project no. 199387/I99) and Graminor A/S to Odd-Arne Olsen.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Dive into the research topics of 'Utilization of deletion bins to anchor and order sequences along the wheat 7B chromosome'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this