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Record number 538970
Title Introgressive Hybridization in Potato Revealed by Novel Cytogenetic and Genomic Technologies
Author(s) Gaiero, Paola; Speranza, Pablo; Jong, Hans de
Source American Journal of Potato Research (2018). - ISSN 1099-209X - 15 p.
Department(s) Groep KoornneefGroep Koornneef
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Comparative genomics - Introgression - Potato wild relatives - Pre-breeding
Abstract Potato is the third most important food crop in the world and is crucial to ensure food security. However, increasing biotic and abiotic stresses jeopardize its stable production. Fortunately, breeders count on a rich pool of wild relatives that provide sources for disease resistance and tolerance to environmental stresses. To use such traits effectively, breeders require tools that facilitate exploration and exploitation of the genetic diversity of potato wild relatives. Introgression programs to incorporate such alien chromatin into the crop have so far relied on cytogenetic and genetic studies to tap desired traits from these wild resources. The available genetic and cytogenetic tools, supplemented with more recent genomic technologies, can assist in the use of potato relatives in pre-breeding. This information can also facilitate cisgenesis and genome editing to improve potato cultivars. Despite the abundant and rapidly growing genomic information of potato, that of its wild relatives is still limited.
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