Edwin van der Vossen

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Allele mining facilitates the discovery of novel resistance (R) genes that can be used in breeding programs and sheds light on the evolution of R genes. Here we focus on two R genes, Rpi-blb1 and Rpi-blb2, originally derived from Solanum bulbocastanum. The Rpi-blb1 gene is part of a cluster of four paralogues and is flanked by RGA1-blb and RGA3-blb. Highly(More)
The resistance gene H1 confers resistance to the potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis and is located at the distal end of the long arm of chromosome V of potato. For marker enrichment of the H1 locus, a bulked segregant analysis (BSA) was carried out using 704 AFLP primer combinations. A second source of markers tightly linked to H1 is the(More)
Nine resistance gene homologues (RGHs) were identified in two diploid potato clones (SH and RH), with a specific primer pair based on conserved motifs in the LRR domain of the potato cyst nematode resistance gene Gpa2 and the potato virus X resistance gene Rx1. A modified AFLP method was used to facilitate the genetic mapping of the RGHs in the four(More)
In the European Union almost 6 Mha of potatoes are grown representing a value of close to €6,000,000,000. Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans causes annual losses (costs of control and damage) estimated at more than €1,000,000,000. Chemical control is under pressure as late blight becomes increasingly aggressive and there is societal resistance(More)
 Broad-spectrum resistance in potato to the potato cyst nematode (PCN) species Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida is commonly regarded as a polygenically inherited trait. Yet, by use of QTL analysis and a selected set of PCN populations, resistance to both PCN species could be ascribed to the action of locus Grp1. Grp1 confers major resistance to G.(More)
 We describe here novel approaches to high-resolution mapping of repeated and introgressed DNA which may prove generally useful in map-based cloning from complex genomes. These approaches were developed in order to clone the Rx locus in potato. First, we prepared a BAC library from a tetraploid plant carrying Rx in the duplex condition (Rx, Rx, rx, rx). BAC(More)
NBS profiling is a method for the identification of resistance gene analog (RGA) derived fragments. Here we report the use of NBS profiling for the genome wide mapping of RGA loci in potato. NBS profiling analyses on a minimal set of F1 genotypes of the diploid mapping population previously used to generate the ultra dense (UHD) genetic map of potato,(More)
Broad-spectrum resistance in potato to the potato cyst nematode (PCN) is commonly regarded as a complex inherited trait. Yet, in this paper we show that, by use of a selected set of PCN test populations, broad-spectrum resistance to the species Globodera pallida can be fully ascribed to the action of two loci: Gpa5 and Gpa6. These loci were readily mapped(More)
Identification of resistance (R) genes to Phytophthora infestans is an essential step in molecular breeding of potato. We identified three specific R genes segregating in a diploid mapping population. One of the R genes is located on chromosome 4 and proved phenotypically indistinguishable from the Solanum demissum-derived R2, although S. demissum is not(More)
Introduction of more durable resistance against Phytophthora infestans causing late blight into the cultivated potato is of importance for sustainable agriculture. We identified a new monogenically inherited resistance locus that is localized on chromosome 4. The resistance is derived from an ABPT clone, which is originally a complex quadruple hybrid in(More)