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The Rpi-phu1 gene originates from an interspecific hybrid between Solanum stenotomum and S. phureja, and confers a high level of resistance to Phytophthora infestans (late blight) in potato. The Rpi-phu1 was introduced by crossing at the diploid level into the S. tuberosum gene pool and then transferred to the tetraploid level by means of 2n gametes.(More)
Phytophthora infestans resistant somatic hybrids of S. × michoacanum (+) S. tuberosum and autofused 4 x S. × michoacanum were obtained. Our material is promising to introgress resistance from S. × michoacanum into cultivated potato background. Solanum × michoacanum (Bitter.) Rydb. (mch) is a wild diploid (2n = 2x = 24) potato species derived from(More)
Solanum ×  michoacanum (Bitter.) Rydb. is a diploid, 1 EBN (Endosperm Balance Number) nothospecies, a relative of potato originating from the area of Morelia in Michoacán State of Mexico that is believed to be a natural hybrid of S. bulbocastanum × S. pinnatisectum. Both parental species and S. michoacanum have been described as sources of resistance to(More)
Resistance to Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most important traits in seed and ware potato production. Currently the tobacco-necrosis inducing PVYN strain including PVYN-Wi and PVYNTN dominates in the PVY population in Poland. The PVYO strain which dominated in early 1980s is rarely detected. Since early 1950s, breeding for PVY resistance in IHAR was a(More)
Despite the long history of breeding potatoes resistant to Phytophthora infestans, this oomycete is still economically the most important pathogen of potato worldwide. The correlation of high levels of resistance to late blight with a long vegetation period is one of the bottlenecks for progress in breeding resistant cultivars of various maturity types.(More)
In breeding for resistance to late blight, ( Phytophthora infestans Mont. de Bary), an economically important disease affecting potatoes, the search for new sources of durable resistance includes the non-host wild Solanum species. The aim of this work was to evaluate the resistance to P. infestans in the somatic hybrids between S. nigrum L. and diploid(More)
In total, 154 accessions of wild potato species from VIR’s potato collection were screened at IHAR-PIB Młochów Research Center (Poland) for resistance to Phytophthora infestans and, a part of them, for resistance to Potato Virus X (PVX) and Potato Virus Y (PVY). High levels of leaf resistance to P. infestans were found in the accessions of Central American(More)
Four tobacco rattle virus (TRV) isolates were identified from tobacco bait seedlings planted in soil samples from Polish potato fields. Sequence analysis of the genomic RNA1 of the isolates revealed significant similarity to the isolates Ho and AL recently found in Germany. Multiple sequence alignments of the genomic RNA2 indicated that the two isolates(More)
Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, the causal organism of late blight, is economically the most important pathogen of potato and resistance against it has been one of the primary goals of potato breeding. Some potentially durable, broad-spectrum resistance genes against this disease have been described recently. However, to obtain durable resistance in(More)
Most QTL for leaf sucrose content map to positions that are similar to positions of QTL for tuber starch content in diploid potato. In the present study, using a diploid potato mapping population and Diversity Array Technology (DArT) markers, we identified twelve quantitative trait loci (QTL) for tuber starch content on seven potato chromosomes: I, II, III,(More)