Quantitative trait locus mapping for common scab resistance in a tetraploid potato full-sib population

Guilherme Silva Da Pereira, Marcelo Mollinari, Xinshun Qu, Christian Thill, Zhao Bang Zeng, Kathleen Haynes, G. Craig Yencho

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Despite the negative impact of common scab (Streptomyces spp.) on the potato industry, little is known about the genetic architecture of resis-tance to this bacterial disease in the crop. We evaluated a mapping pop-ulation (00150 full sibs) derived from a cross between two tetraploid potatoes ('Atlantic' x B1829-5) in three environments (MNI l, PAI 1, ME12) under natural common scab pressure. Three measures to com-mon scab reaction, namely percentage of scabby tubers and disease area and lesion indices, were found to be highly correlated (0.76) Because of the large environmental effect, heritability values were zero for all three traits in MNII, but moderate to high in PAII and ME12 (NO.44 to 0.79). We identified a single quantitative trait locus (QTL) for lesion index in PAI l, ME12, and joint analyses on linkage group 3, explaining 0022 to 30% of the total variation. The identification of QTL haplotypes and candidate genes contributing to disease resistance can support genomics-Assisted breeding approaches in the crop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPlant disease
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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