Construction of a dense SNP map of a highly heterozygous diploid potato population and QTL analysis of tuber shape and eye depth

Ankush Prashar, Csaba Hornyik, Vanessa Young, Karen McLean, Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, M. Finlay B. Dale, Glenn J. Bryan (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

Generation of a dense SNP-based linkage map of a diploid potato population and identification of major QTLs for tuber shape and eye depth on chromosomes 2 and 10. This paper reports the construction of a genetic map of a highly heterozygous full-sib diploid potato population (06H1) based on the use of a set of 8,303 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers. The map contains 1,355 distinct loci and 2,157 SNPs, 802 of which co-segregate with other markers. We find high levels of collinearity between the 12 chromosomal maps with a recently improved version of the potato genome assembly, with the expected genetic clustering in centromeric regions. The linkage maps are used in combination with highly detailed phenotypic assessments conducted over two growing seasons to perform quantitative trait loci analysis of two important potato traits, tuber shape and eye depth. The major loci segregating for tuber shape in 06H1 map to loci on chromosomes 2 and 10, with smaller effects mapping to three other chromosomes. A major locus for tuber eye depth co-locates with the tuber shape locus on chromosome 10. To assess when tuber shape is established in the developing tuber, we have performed staged observations of tuber formation. Our observations suggest that tuber shape is determined very early in tuber development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2159-2171
Number of pages13
JournalTheoretical and Applied Genetics
Volume2159-2171
Issue number10
Early online date27 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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