High-resolution fine mapping of ps-2, a mutated gene conferring functional male sterility in tomato due to non-dehiscent anthers

B.J.M. Gorguet, E.H. Schipper, A.W. van Heusden, P. Lindhout

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Abstract

Functional male sterility is an important trait for the production of hybrid seeds. Among the genes coding for functional male sterility in tomato is the positional sterility gene ps-2. ps-2 is monogenic recessive, confers non-dehiscent anthers and is the most suitable for practical uses. In order to have tools for molecular-assisted selection (MAS) we fine mapped the ps-2 locus. This was done in an F2 segregating population derived from the interspecific cross between a functionally male sterile line (ps-2/ps-2; Solanum lycopersicum) and a functionally male fertile line (S. pimpinellifolium). Here we report the procedure that has led to the high-resolution fine mapping of the ps-2 locus in a 1.65 cM interval delimited by markers T0958 and T0635 on the short arm of Chromosome 4. The presence of many COS markers in the local high-resolution map allowed us to study the synteny between tomato and Arabidopsis at the ps-2 locus region. No obvious candidate gene for ps-2 was identified among the known functional male sterility genes in Arabidopsis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1437-1448
JournalTheoretical and Applied Genetics
Volume113
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • jasmonic acid biosynthesis
  • lycopersicon-esculentum
  • arabidopsis
  • identification
  • regions
  • markers
  • mutant
  • aflp
  • map
  • polymorphism

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