Molecular and genetic analyses of potato cyst nematode resistance loci

E.H. Bakker

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


This thesis describes the genomic localisation and organisation of loci that harbour resistance to the potato cyst nematode species Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis . Resistance to the potato cyst nematodes G. pallida and G. rostochiensis is an important aspect in potato breeding. To gain insight in the structure of the genes underlying nematode resistance, it is necessary to first map nematode resistance loci, as described for the resistance loci Gpa5 and Gpa6 . Subsequently, both for map-based cloning and for marker-assisted selection, a high-resolution map of theresistance locus is required. A high-resolution map is produced for the H1 locus. To gain more insight in the genomic organisation of a complex disease resistance locus, Gpa2/Rx1 homologues derived from differenthaplotypeshave been characterised. Finally, the Gpa2/Rx1 homologues derived from fivehaplotypeshave been subjected to extensive sequence analysis to elucidate their structural diversity and evolutionary relationships.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Bakker, Jaap, Promotor
  • Goverse, Aska, Co-promotor
Award date31 Oct 2003
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Print ISBNs9789058089366
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • solanum tuberosum
  • loci
  • disease resistance
  • globodera
  • plant parasitic nematodes
  • genetic analysis
  • nucleotide sequences


Dive into the research topics of 'Molecular and genetic analyses of potato cyst nematode resistance loci'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this