Katarzyna Niemirowicz-Szczytt

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Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.), a widely cultivated crop, has originated from Eastern Himalayas and secondary domestication regions includes highly divergent climate conditions e.g. temperate and subtropical. We wanted to uncover adaptive genome differences between the cucumber cultivars and what sort of evolutionary molecular mechanisms regulate genetic(More)
Pollination with irradiated pollen was the only effective way for the induction of haploid embryo in cucurbits. The possibility of using lower doses of γ rays (Co60 source) was studied. The effect of 0.2 and 0.3 kGy of rays was tested on five cucumber lines and three hybrids in the first experiment. It was found that there was hardly any difference between(More)
The nuclear male sterility gene ms8 is expected to facilitate the production of sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) hybrids as it provides means for hybridization without the labor-intensive hand emasculation of female inbred lines. The development of molecular markers linked to ms8 locus will help the breeding practice for the selection of hybrid parental(More)
In vitro organogenesis in hypocotyl explants of the pepper cultivar ‘Bryza’ was induced on MS medium containing 5 mg/l 6-benzyloaminopurine (BAP) and 1 mg/l indole–3-acetic acid (IAA). The hypocotyl explants were then inoculated with Agrobacterium tumefaciens LBA4404(pBI121). After 2 days of culture the first cell divisions were observed in the epidermis(More)
The utility of haploids and DH lines for breeding programmes and basic research is discussed here. High effectiveness of haploid induction from random responding gametes and from valuable donor plants is not sufficient to ensure success in breeding. DH lines often appeared inferior to conventionally obtained inbred lines. One of the causes may be a very(More)
Morphogenetic potential of hypocotyl and cotyledon explants of the three Polish Capsicum annuum L. cultivars (Kujawianka, Passat and Zorza) was studied to develop a reliable plant regeneration protocol. Out of 8 and 15 combinations of growth regulators used in the first and second series respectively, the best medium contained BAP (5 mg·l−1) and IAA (1(More)
Downy mildew, caused by the Oomycete pathogen Pseudoperonospora cubensis, is one of the most destructive diseases of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) and muskmelon (C. melo L.). Although the process of pathogenesis is well understood, there are few disease control options available. The development and deployment of resistant cultivars is generally considered(More)
The selection of TSWV resistant individuals can be facilitated by molecular markers. RAPD analysis was carried out on three forms (Stevens × Rodade — resistant; Rey de los Tempranos — moderately tolerant; Potentat — susceptible) with the use of 271 primers. Out of 271 primers 28 generated stable polymorphism and so they were tested for linkage to resistance(More)
Increased occurrence of cucumber angular leaf spot, Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans, has caused significant losses in cucumber, Cucumis sativus, yield in Poland in recent years. These losses necessitated evaluation of the level of resistance in cucumber cultivars of mainly Polish breeding, cultivated in Eastern Europe, and initiation of a breeding(More)
The interplay of plant resistance mechanisms and bacterial pathogenicity is very complex. This applies also to the interaction that takes place between the pathogenPseudomonas syringae pv.lachrymans (Smith et Bryan) and the cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) as its host plant. Research onP. syringae pv.lachrymans has led to the discovery of specific factors(More)