Geraldine T. Haberlach

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Late blight, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans, is the most devastating potato disease in the world. Control of late blight in the United States and other developed countries relies extensively on fungicide application. We previously demonstrated that the wild diploid potato species Solanum bulbocastanum is highly resistant to all known(More)
 Solanum bulbocastanum, a wild, diploid (2n=2x=24) Mexican species, is highly resistant to Phytophthora infestans, the fungus that causes late blight of potato. However this 1 EBN species is virtually impossible to cross directly with potato. PEG-mediated fusion of leaf cells of S. bulbocastanum PI 245310 and the tetraploid potato line S. tuberosum PI(More)
The wild potato species Solanum bulbocastanum is a source of genes for potent late blight resistance. We previously mapped resistance to a single region of the S. bulbocastanum chromosome 8 and named the region RB (for "Resistance from S. B ulbocastanum "). We now report physical mapping and contig construction for the RB region via a novel reiterative(More)
Somatic hybrids between potato and Solanum bulbocastanum, a wild diploid (2n=2x=24) Mexican species, are highly resistant to late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans. Both randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) markers that are closely linked to the resistance have been noted by analysis of three(More)
Somatic hybrids have been obtained between potato and Solanum bulbocastanum PI 245310, a Mexican diploid (2n=2x=24) species. Through restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analyses it was found that the somatic hybrids contain each chromosome of the diploid parent and that the synteny of RFLP markers(More)
Segregation of restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) loci was monitored to determine the degree of homeologous pairing and recombination in a hexaploid somatic hybrid, A206, the result of protoplast fusion between Solanum tuberosum (PI 203900, a tetraploid cultivated potato) and Solanum brevidens (PI 218228), a diploid, sexually incompatible,(More)
Hexaploid somatic hybrids resulting from mesophyll protoplast fusions between Solanum brevidens Phil., PI 218228, and Solanum tuberosum L., PI 203900 were tested for late blight resistance using two races of Phytophthora infestans Monte., de Bary. The S. tuberosum parent was a “late blight differential” possessing the R4 gene which confers resistance to(More)
Solanum brevidens synteny groups were examined with 47 widely-distributed RFLP markers in 17 BC2 progeny from six fertile BC1 plants. The BC1 plants were derived from a single S. brevidens + S. tuberosum somatic hybrid backcrossed with S. tuberosum (potato). Probes which were linked in potato and tomato were also found to be syntenic along each of the 12 S.(More)
Hexaploid somatic hybrids have been obtained by fusion of protoplasts fromSolanum brevidens (PI 218228, 2x = 2n = 24) andS. tuberosum (PI 203900 or cv. Russet Burbank; 2x = 4n = 48). In the work reported here, pentaploid progeny derived from sexual crosses between the somatic hybrids and the potato cultivar, Katahdin were assessed for transfer of disease(More)
The expression of freezing tolerance was characterized in interspecific somatic hybrids between S. tuberosum (tbr) and two cold-hardy wild species, S. brevidens (brd) and S. commersonii (cmm). The nonacclimated freezing tolerance (NA) and acclimation capacity (ACC, increase in freezing tolerance in response to low nonfreezing temperature), two main genetic(More)