Dirk-Jan Huigen

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Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary is the most important fungal pathogen of the potato (Solanum tuberosum). The introduction of major genes for resistance from the wild species S. demissum into potato cultivars is the earliest example of breeding for resistance using wild germplasm in this crop. Eleven resistance alleles (R genes) are known, differing(More)
Diploid families of Tuberosum hybrids as well as Tuberosum-wild species F1 hybrids were generated to select 2n-egg producing genotypes of different genetic backgrounds. Plants were selected if they produced more than four seeds per berry after pollination with tetraploid males (2x⋅ot4x-crosses). From the nine families of Tuberosum hybrids that were derived(More)
 By backcrossing three BC1 genotypes of potato (+) tomato fusion hybrids to different tetraploid potato pollinators, BC2 populations were produced. A combined total of 97 BC2 plants from three BC2 populations were analysed with chromosome-specific probes through restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) for the presence of alien tomato chromosomes.(More)
Somatic fusion hybrids between the diploid potato and tomato were backcrossed to several genotypes of potato. Two ploidy levels of fusion hybrids, 4x and 6x, were used as female parents in backcrosses with five clones of 4x-potato. An estimate of the berry set and “seed set” in immature berries harvested 14–21 days after pollination indicated that crosses(More)
Using different genotypes of tomato and diploid potato, possessing alien selectable markers as well as endogenous markers, very high frequencies of protoplast fusion hybrids were obtained. One endogenous genetic marker, the amylose-free (amf) mutant of potato, was helpful not only for the confirmation of fusion products but also for the study of genetic(More)
The production of dihaploids is the first step in a potato breeding program at the diploid level. Dihaploid induction ability, dihaploid production ability and seed parent x pollinator interaction were analyzed for 28 × 3, seed parent x pollinator combinations. This is the first report on significant interaction between seed parents and pollinators. Despite(More)
Using an amylose-free (amf)mutant of diploid potato (Solanum tuberosum), diploid and tetraploid clones with different genotypes at the amf-locus were produced. In order to make use of the diploid material in analytic breeding of amf-potatoes, clones were selected that produced a considerable frequencies of 2n-pollen and 2n-eggs. Successful attempts were(More)
Somatic hybrids of diploid amylose-free (amf) Solanum tuberosum and diploid S. brevidens were made by Poly-Ethylene-Glycol (PEG) or electrofusion methods. For the isolation of interspecific hybrids the use of selection markers (kanamycin and hygromycin resistance) was useful but not essential. In this 2x+2x interspecific combination 4x and 6x somatic(More)
Data are presented on the potential of gynogenesis for the production of monohaploids and on factors affecting their frequency and relative vigour. Diploid Solanum tuberosum L. and S. tuberosumxS. phureja Juz et Buk hybrids were used as maternal parents and selected S. phureja clones as prickle pollinators with embryo-spot and nodal band as dominant seed(More)
 While characterising potato (Solanum tuberosum, 2n=4x=48) clones with alien tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) chromosome additions, a single addition for chromosome-10 of tomato was identified through restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis. This plant, 2101–1, was a BC2 derivative from a cross between a potato (+) tomato fusion hybrid(More)
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