The Cladosporium fulvum resistance gene Cf-ECP3 is part of the Orion cluster on the short arm of tomato chromosome 1.

Yinan Yuan, J. Haanstra, P. Lindhout, A.B. Bonnema

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Abstract

The resistance of tomato to the pathogenic fungus Cladosporiumfulvum complies with the gene-for-gene relationship. Race specificresistance is based on Cf-gene mediated recognition ofsecreted avirulence products, resulting in a hypersensitive response (HR).Besides the avirulence gene products, C. fulvum secretes anumber of extra cellular proteins (ECPs) into the apoplast. Two L.esculentum accessions have previously been identified that reactedwith a HR upon injection with purified ECP3. The corresponding resistance genedesignated Cf-ECP3 was mapped by using an F2population composed of 192 plants from the cross of susceptible MoneyMaker toresistant L. esculentum G1.1153.Cf-ECP3 inherited monogenically, cosegragated with theChromosome 1 Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequence (CAPS) marker CT116 and wasmapped accurately at Orion, a locus harbouring Cf-ECP2 inother genotypes. RFLP anaysis with a Cf-9 probe furtherdemonstrated cosegregation of Cf-ECP3 with anHcr9 (Homologue of Cladosporiumfulvumresistance gene Cf-9) indicating that this gene is likelyan Hcr9. Thus in addition to the Milky Way locusharbouringthe Cf-4, Cf-4A andCf-9 resistance genes targeted against AVR4, AVR4A andAVR9, Orion is another complex locus on the short arm of Chromosome 1 thatharbours at least two functional Cf-genes,Cf-ECP2 and Cf-ECP3, targeted againstthe fungal excreted proteins ECP2 and ECP3.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
JournalMolecular Breeding
Volume10
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • disease resistance
  • mapping strategy
  • avirulence gene
  • cf-9 genes
  • pathogen
  • locus
  • homologs
  • proteins

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