The genetics of race-non-specific foliage resistance against Phytophthora infestans, of foliage maturity type, and of their association in potato (Solanum tuberosum) were studied. Six progenies were derived from a half-diallel set of crosses between diploid potato clones that represented a broad pool within the genus Solanum and were free of any of the 11 known R genes for late blight resistance. The progenies were evaluated for resistance to late blight and for foliage maturity type, and five of them showed a significant correlation between the two traits. The correlation did not account for all variation that was present for both traits, as reflected in the analysis in which the relative AUDPC values were adjusted for foliage maturity type. The present study adds to previous results: resistance against P. infestans always coincides with late foliage maturity. However, the results also indicate that some selection for late blight resistance without affecting the foliage maturity type should be possible.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- tuberosum breeding program
- general resistance
- progeny tests