Combining the genotype data and the phenotype data collected in 2007 & 2008 QTLs for the following traits could be mapped:
- Visual yellowing i.e. Time taken to yellow (days).
- Minolta colour readings (L, a, b, HA & C), day 0 to day 6.
- Head diameter (mm).
- Stalk diameter (mm).
- Vitamin C content at harvest (day 0).
- Weight (g).
- Weight loss.
The diagram below shows the positions of QTLS for colour and vitamin C content as these are the focus of my research.
Time to Yellowing (days) = Yellow
L = Pink
a = Green
b = Blue
Vitamin C content (Day-0) = Turquoise