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Fifty-four isolates of Golovinomyces cichoracearum (GC) sensu stricto were collected during the period 2008–2010 from natural populations of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) growing in the Czech Republic. Population variation in virulence was assessed with a previously developed race differential set, comprising 13 accessions of four Lactuca species (L.(More)
During 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008, trips were undertaken in the United States and Canada by members of the Department of Botany, Palacký University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) to record distributions and sample the diversity of wild and weedy Lactuca species. In that period, 16 states in the USA (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota,(More)
Tomato powdery mildew (Oidium neolycopersici) is one of the most devastating diseases of cultivated tomatoes worldwide. Although the first epidemics were recorded more than 25 years ago many aspects of this host-pathogen interaction are still not well understood. Detailed morphological and molecular studies of the anamorphs confirmed that O. neolycopersici(More)
Protoplast cultures are remarkable examples of plant cell dedifferentiation. The state of dedifferentiation is evidenced by changes in cell morphology, genome organization, as well as by the capability of protoplasts to differentiate into multiple types of cells (depending on the type of the stimulus applied). The first change in the genome structure is(More)
Current knowledge of wild Lactuca L. species, their taxonomy, biogeography, gene-pools, germplasm collection quality and quantity, and accession availability is reviewed in this paper. Genetic diversity of Lactuca spp. is characterized at the level of phenotypic and phenological variation, variation in karyology and DNA content, biochemical traits, and(More)
Cucurbit powdery mildew (CPM), a disease on field and greenhouse cucurbit crops worldwide, is caused most frequently by two obligate erysiphaceous ectoparasites (Golovinomyces orontii s.l., Podosphaera xanthii) that are highly variable in their pathogenicity and virulence. Various independent systems of CPM race determination and denomination are used(More)
Pea (Pisum sativum L.) somaclones of cultivars Adept, Komet and Bohatýr were obtained after selection in vitro with Fusarium solani filtrate and fusaric acid (FA). R2 regenerants were analysed by random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD; OPAB4, P-14, UBC-556) and inter-retrotransposon amplification polymorphism (IRAP; Ogre) markers. Marker UBC-556(More)
The host range of Pseudoperonospora cubensis, the causal agent of cucurbit downy mildew, includes many taxa of the Cucurbitaceae. Little is known of the interactions of this pathogen with wild and weedy Cucurbita species, the genus encompassing two important crops, pumpkin and squash. Interactions of 97 Cucurbita spp. accessions, mostly wild and weedy forms(More)
It is important to optimize strategies for collecting wild germplasm from their natural habitats for the successful conservation of plant genetic resources. We studied the population structure of three predominantly self-pollinating wild Lactuca species (Lactuca serriola, L. saligna, and L. aculeata). Seeds for this study were collected from individual(More)
a meeting that focussed on a wide range of theoretical and methodological topics related to wild plant pathosystems: ecological and genetic views of coevolution, phylogenetics and speciation; general plant-pathogen interactions; ecological genomics of host-pathogen interactions; the development of a common conceptual framework for antagonistic interactions;(More)