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The interaction between Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary and Solanum was examined cytologically using a diverse set of wild Solanum species and potato (S. tuberosum L.) cultivars with various levels of resistance to late blight. In wild Solanum species, in potato cultivars carrying known resistance (R) genes and in nonhosts the major defense reaction(More)
We investigated the association between late blight resistance and foliage maturity type in potato by means of molecular markers. Two QTLs were detected for foliage resistance against Phytophthora infestans (on chromosomes 3 and 5) and one for foliage maturity type (on chromosome 5). The QTL for resistance to late blight and the QTL for foliage maturity(More)
Six F1 populations produced from crosses between two Solanum microdontum genotypes and three S. tuberosum genotypes have been assessed for resistance to Phytophthora infestans (late blight; LB) in the field and proved to segregate for P. infestans resistance. The six populations were subjected to genetic mapping using AFLP markers in combination with a core(More)
ABSTRACT The effects of plant age, leaf age, and leaf position on race-nonspecific resistance against Phytophthora infestans were investigated in a series of field and controlled environment experiments with five different potato (Solanum tuberosum) cultivars. Leaf position proved to be the most significant factor; apical leaves were far more resistant to(More)
Physiological and molecular research on resistance responses of Solanum tuberosum cultivars and partially resistant Solanum species to Phytophthora infestans requires a reliable resistance test that can be used in the laboratory. Laboratory tests performed on detached leaves and intact plants were compared with field tests for similarity of late blight(More)
Twenty-two R gene-free cultivars, introduced between 1900 and 1954, were field-tested for their level of partial resistance to a complex race ofPhytophthora infestans. Disease assessments, expressed as areas under the disease progress curve, appeared closely correlated to resistance ratings given between 1929 and 1954. This, and the stability in time since(More)
Recent phylogenetic analyses of the nucleotide binding sites (NBS)-leucine-rich repeats (LRR) class of plant disease resistance (R) genes suggest that these genes are ancient and coexist next to susceptibility alleles at resistance loci. Another class of R genes encodes serine-threonine protein kinases related to Pto that were originally identified from(More)
Components of resistance of cassava (Manihot esculenta) to African cassava mosaic virus (ACMV) and their interrelationships were confirmed and quantified in a series of experiments at Adiopodoumé (Ivory Coast, West-Africa). The response to virus infection and toBemisia tabaci infestation of a large collection of cassava, including local cultivars and others(More)
Nineteen accessions of the tuber-bearing species Solanum berthaultii, S. chacoense, S. leptophyes, S. microdontum, S. sparsipilum, S. sucrense, S. venturii, S. vernei and S. verrucosum were tested for their resistance to late blight in two years of field experiments. Plants were artifically inoculated with zoospores of race and the(More)
Resistant genotypes of the diploid tuber-bearing South American species Solarium arnezii x hondelmannii, S. berthaultii, S. leptophyes and S. microdontum were crossed with three diploid genotypes of S. tuberosum that varied in resistance and maturity type. The progenies were field tested for 2 years for resistance to a complex race of Phytophthora(More)