SNP-Based Genetic Linkage Map and Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping Associated with the Agronomically Important Traits of Hypsizygus marmoreus

Youn Lee Oh, In Geol Choi, Kab Yeul Jang, Min Seek Kim, Min ji Oh, Ji Hoon Im

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White strains of Hypsizygus marmoreus are more difficult to cultivate than are brown strains; therefore, new white strain breeding strategies are required. Accordingly, we constructed the genetic map of H. marmoreus with 1996 SNP markers on 11 linkage groups (LGs) spanning 1380.49 cM. Prior to analysis, 82 backcrossed strains (HM8 lines) were generated by mating between KMCC03106-31 and the progenies of the F1 hybrid (Hami-18 × KMCC03106-93). Using HM8, the first 23 quantitative trait loci (QTLs) of yield-related traits were detected with high limit of detection (LOD) scores (1.98–9.86). The length, thickness, and hardness of the stipe were colocated on LG 1. Especially, length of stipe and thickness of stipe were highly correlated given that the correlation coefficients were negative (−0.39, p value ≤.01). And a typical biomodal distribution was observed for lightness of the pileus and the lightness of the pileus trait belonged to the LG 8, as did traits of earliness and mycelial growth in potato dextrose agar (PDA) medium. Therefore, results for color traits can be suggested that color is controlled by a multi-gene of one locus. The yield trait was highly negatively correlated with the traits for thickness of the stipe (−0.45, p value ≤.01). Based on additive effects, the white strain was confirmed as recessive; however, traits of mycelial growth, lightness, and quality were inherited by backcrossed HM8 lines. This new genetic map, finely mapped QTLs, and the strong selection markers could be used in molecular breeding of H. marmoreus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-598
Number of pages10
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This project, titled “Development of new mushroom cultivars for export to expand the mushroom market” was funded by the Rural Development Administration [PJ01419601], Republic of Korea.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group on behalf of the Korean Society of Mycology.


  • Hypsizygus marmoreus; backcrossing
  • QTL
  • SNP
  • genetic linkage map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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