Interval mapping of quantitative trait loci for resistance to late blight [Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de bary], height and maturity in a tetraploid population of potato (Solanum tuberosum subsp. tuberosum)

John E. Bradshaw, Barnaly Pande, Glenn J. Bryan, Christine A. Hackett, Karen McLean, Helen E. Stewart, Robbie Waugh

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Abstract

Interval mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance to late blight, height, and maturity was performed on a tetraploid full-sib family of potato comprising 227 clones from a cross between a susceptible parent, 12601ab1, and a resistant cultivar, Stirling, which were of similar height and main crop maturity. Thirty-eight AFLP primer combinations provided 585 informative markers, and 23 SSRs proved useful for identifying linkage groups (LGs). A simplex QTL allele was found on LGV of Stirling close to marker STM3179, which was associated with early maturity, short plants, and susceptibility to blight and explained 54.7, 26.5, 26.3, and 17.5% of the variation for maturity, height, tuber blight, and foliage blight. When the residuals from the regressions of foliage and tuber blight on maturity were analyzed, there was no significant effect of a QTL on LGV, but a duplex QTL allele for resistance was found on LGIV of Stirling, which explained 30.7 and 13.6% of the variation for foliage and tuber blight on an additive model. Partial dominance for resistance explained even more of the variation, up to 37.2% for foliage blight. A major gene for blight resistance in Stirling was also mapped to LGXI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-995
Number of pages13
JournalGenetics
Volume168
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004

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