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Record number 550414
Title A rapid method to screen wild Solanum for resistance to early blight
Author(s) Wolters, Pieter J.; Vos, Lennard de; Bijsterbosch, Gerard; Woudenberg, Joyce H.C.; Visser, Richard G.F.; Linden, Gerard van der; Vleeshouwers, Vivianne G.A.A.
Source European Journal of Plant Pathology 154 (2019)1. - ISSN 0929-1873 - p. 109 - 114.
Department(s) Plant Breeding
Plant Breeding
PBR Biodiversity and genetic variation
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) A. grandis - A. protenta - A. solani - Alternaria - Disease assay - Wild potato

Early blight of potato and tomato is caused by Alternaria fungi and negatively impacts crop yields. Environmental factors and plant maturity influence disease development, which is usually kept under control by fungicide applications. Wild tuber-bearing Solanum section Petota species are a promising source of resistance to early blight that could be used to control the disease, for example by crossbreeding or modern breeding approaches. An efficient screening method is a first prerequisite for the identification of resistant genotypes in wild Solanum germplasm. Here, we describe a protocol that can be used to rapidly screen for resistance to early blight in wild Solanum collections. This protocol provides a good starting point for the identification of resistant genotypes and is a step towards breeding for resistance to early blight using wild Solanum species.

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