The RPi-mcd1 Locus from Solanum microdontum Involved in Resistance to Phytophthora infestans, Causing a Delay in Infection, Maps on Potato Chromosome 4 in a Cluster of NBS-LRR Genes

M.Y.A. Tan, R.C.B. Hutten, B.C. Celis Gamboa, T.H. Park, R.E. Niks, R.G.F. Visser, H.J. van Eck

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Abstract

The distinction between field resistance and resistance based on resistance (R) genes has been proven valid for many plant¿pathogen interactions. This distinction does not seem to be valid for the interaction between potato and late blight. In this study, a locus involved in late blight resistance, derived from Solanum microdontum, provides additional evidence for this lack of distinction. The resistance is associated with a hypersensitive response and results in a delay of infection of approximately 1 to 2 weeks. Both a quantitative as well as a qualitative genetic approach were used, based on data from a field assay. Quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis identified a QTL on chromosome 4 after correction of the resistance data for plant maturity. A qualitative genetic analysis resulted in the positioning of this locus on the short arm of chromosome 4 in between amplified fragment length polymorphism marker pCTmACG_310 and cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence markers TG339 and T0703. This position coincides with a conserved Phytophthora R gene cluster which includes R2, R2-like, RPi-blb3, and RPi-abpt. This implies that RPi-mcd1 is the fifth R gene of this nucleotide-binding site leucine-rich repeat cluster. The implications of our results on R-gene-based and field resistance are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-918
JournalMolecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • late blight resistance
  • broad-spectrum resistance
  • quantitative trait loci
  • foliage maturity type
  • field-resistance
  • hypersensitive response
  • durable resistance
  • linkage maps
  • r-genes
  • bulbocastanum

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