Multi-Parent QTL/Gene Mapping, Novel Field Trial Systems and Intra-Gene Markers: A Key Method for Marker-Assisted Selection in Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). W493

Billotte Norbert, Baurens Franc-Christophe, Cochard Benoît, Courtois Brigitte, Cuellar Térésa, Espeout Sandra, Flori Albert, Risterucci Ange-Marie, Ruiz Manuel, Amblard Philippe, De Franqueville Hubert, Louise Claude, Nouy Bruno, Durand-Gasselin Tristan, D'Hont Angélique, Mangin B., Lanaud Claire. 2012. Multi-Parent QTL/Gene Mapping, Novel Field Trial Systems and Intra-Gene Markers: A Key Method for Marker-Assisted Selection in Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). W493. In : Plant and Animal Genome XX conference, San Diego, USA, January 14-18 2012,. s.l. : s.n., Résumé, 1 p. Plant and Animal Genome conference. 20, San Diego, États-Unis, 14 January 2012/18 January 2012.

Paper without proceedings
[img] Published version - Anglais
Use under authorization by the author or CIRAD.

Télécharger (40kB)

Abstract : CIRAD ( and PalmElit SA ( are implementing a Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS) of the oil palm through a long-term multi-stage project in order to make optimum use of its existing network of field experiments while capitalising upon recent advances in molecular marker technology. Biotechnology projects, performed in both E. guineensis and E. oleifera species, combine genetics, structural genomics, functional genomics and whole genome sequence information. A QTL (Quantitative Trait Locus) analysis designed for multi-parent populations was designed for crosses between heterozygous parents and tested in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.), which is a diploid cross-fertilizing perennial species with small family sizes tested in breeding trials. The algorithm, MCQTL OutBred available for any allogamous species, an extension of MCQTL (INRA,, a sofware application to handle multiallelic QTL detection in multicross design, was used to compare two types of QTL search for small size families, within-family analysis and across-family analysis. Results showed that the across-family analysis proved to be efficient due to the interconnected families, but the small family size issue is just partially solved. A conclusion is that a "real-time" MAS of the oil palm perennial crop can be performed, apart a genome wide methodology, by generalising a multi-parent QTL/Gene detection approach through adapted classical genetic trials, novel Field Methodological Systems and Multi-parent QTL/Gene mapping methods and extensive catalogues of expressed Elaeis genes for intra-gene markers, all information analyses being supported by the South Green Bioinformatics Platform (SGBP) applied by CIRAD to the genomic resource analysis of southern and mediterranean plants. Therefore, our presentation focuses on how our current biotechnology researches are integrated into the genetic improvement plan for optimizing the MAS creation of new high yielding commercial varieties in the context of a more sustainable oil palm agro-industry. (Texte integral)

Classification Agris : F30 - Plant genetics and breeding

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Billotte Norbert, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA)
  • Baurens Franc-Christophe, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-5219-8771
  • Cochard Benoît, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA)
  • Courtois Brigitte, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0003-2118-7102
  • Cuellar Térésa, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA)
  • Espeout Sandra, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA)
  • Flori Albert, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA)
  • Risterucci Ange-Marie, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA)
  • Ruiz Manuel, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-8153-276X
  • Amblard Philippe, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA)
  • De Franqueville Hubert, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA)
  • Louise Claude, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (ECU)
  • Durand-Gasselin Tristan, PalmElit (FRA)
  • D'Hont Angélique, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA)
  • Mangin B., INRA (FRA)
  • Lanaud Claire, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-6411-7310

Source : Cirad - Agritrop (

View Item (staff only) View Item (staff only)

[ Page générée et mise en cache le 2019-09-30 ]