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Towards a physical map of chromosome 5B of common wheat

Targeted chromosomes

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Project team

First nameLast nameEmailInstitutionCountry
Ekaterina Sergeeva sergeevaSPAMFILTER@bionet.nsc.ru Institute Cytology and Genetics Russian Federation
Ekaterina Timonova eegorovaSPAMFILTER@bionet.nsc.ru Institute Cytology and Genetics Russian Federation
Antonina Kiseleva antkiselevaSPAMFILTER@bionet.nsc.ru Institute Cytology and Genetics Russian Federation
Mikhail Nesterov mikkanestorSPAMFILTER@bionet.nsc.ru Institute Cytology and Genetics Russian Federation

Project collaborators

First nameLast nameEmailInstitutionCountry
Catherine Feuillet INRA France
Pierre Sourdille INRA France
Etienne Paux INRA France
Hélène Bergès INRA CNRGV France
Jaroslav Dolezel IEB Czech Republic
Jan Safar IEB Czech Republic
Zeev Frenkel Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa Israel
Abrahm Korol Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa Israel
John Jacobs Bayer CropScience Belgium
Federica Magni Instituto di Genomica Applicata Italy

Project funding

This project is an INRA-RFBR collaborative project. Funding for Whole Genome Profile (WGPTM) and design of the minimum tiling path of of chromosome arm 5BL has been provided by Bayer CropScience as part of the BCS-IWGSC project .
Funding for 5BS physical map has been provided by the Russian Scientific Foundation (Project No. 14-14-00161).


Chromosome 5B is nearly 870 Mbp (5BL = 580 Mbp and 5BS = 290 Mbp) and is known to carry important genes such as Ph1 involved in homoeologous pairing, Skr and Kr1 involved in intergeneric crossability of wheat and many others. The INRA-RFBR collaborative project aims at contributing to develop an integrated physical map of chromosome 5B which will provide a platform for map-based cloning of genes of agronomic interest located on this chromosome, support marker assisted selection and sequencing chromosome 5B as part of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium effort to develop a genome sequence-.based platform for wheat improvement ( www.wheatgenome.org ). The specific goals of the 2 years INRA-RFBR collaborative project are to collect and develop molecular markers on chromosome 5B, develop populations and genetic maps for chromosome 5B that will be ready for anchoring the physical map when available, train the Russian partner in physical map construction and marker development and support the map based cloning of a crossability gene on 5BS. In addition, sequencing of 10 BACs is underway in collaboration with the Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Chemical Medicine in Moscow.


  • Nesterov M.A., Afonnikov D.A., Sergeeva E.M., Miroshnichenko L.A., Bragina M.K., Bragin A.O., Vasiliev G.V., Salina E.A. Identification of microsatellite loci according to BAC sequencing data and their physical mapping to the bread wheat 5B chromosome. Vavilovskii Zhurnal Genetiki i Selektsii = Vavilov Journal of Genetics and Breeding. 2015;19(6):707-714. doi: 10.18699/VJ15.08
  • Kiseleva A. A., Shcherban A.B., Leonova I.N., Frenkel Z., Salina E.A. Identification of new heading date determinants in wheat 5B chromosome. BMC Plant Biology 2016, 16 (Suppl 1):8 doi: 10.1186/s12870-015-0688-x .
  • Salina E.A., Nesterov M.A., Frenkel Z., Kiseleva A. A., Timonova E. M., Magni F., Vrána J., Šafář J., Šimková H., Doležel J., Korol A.and Sergeeva E.M. Features of the organization of bread wheat chromosome 5BS based on physical mapping. BMC Genomics 2018 19(Suppl 3):80 doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-4470-y