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Striking increases in fruit size distinguish cultivated descendants from small-fruited wild progenitors for fleshy fruited species such as Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) and Prunus spp. (peach, cherry, plum, and apricot). The first fruit weight gene identified as a result of domestication and selection was the tomato FW2.2 gene. Members of the FW2.2 gene(More)
Apple germplasm collections are increasingly appreciated as a repository for the genetic improvement of species, and their evaluation is an essential prerequisite for their utilization in apple breeding. A set of 418 apple genotypes, including 383 accessions from the Italian germplasm and 35 International cultivars as reference, was analyzed using 15 SSRs(More)
Maturity date (MD) is a crucial factor for marketing of fresh fruit, especially those with limited shelf-life such as peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch): selection of several cultivars with differing MD would be advantageous to cover and extend the marketing season. Aims of this work were the fine mapping and identification of candidate genes for the major(More)
Peach flesh color is a monogenic trait with the white phenotype being dominant over the yellow; its expression has been reported to be determined by a carotenoid degradative enzyme. In the present study, a carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase (ccd4) gene was analyzed to test whether it can be responsible for the flesh color determinism. The analysis was(More)
Nectarines play a key role in peach industry; the fuzzless skin has implications for consumer acceptance. The peach/nectarine (G/g) trait was described as monogenic and previously mapped on chromosome 5. Here, the position of the G locus was delimited within a 1.1 cM interval (635 kb) based on linkage analysis of an F2 progeny from the cross 'Contender' (C,(More)
Sharka is one of the most serious viral diseases affecting stone fruit species and, in apricot, resistance to its viral agent, the Plum Pox Virus (PPV), is conferred by one major quantitative trait locus (QTL), named PPVres for PPV resistance. Previous studies indicated that PPV-resistant cultivars and breeding progenies can be selected by using a set of(More)
High-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing technologies have resulted in the successful identification of Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). In order to develop a large SNP set for wide application in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.), we carried out RNA high-throughput sequencing (RNA-Seq) in two apricot genotypes, “Rojo Pasión” and “Z506-7.” After trimming(More)
cDNA-AFLP analysis for transcript profiling has been successfully applied to study many plant biological systems, particularly plant–microbe interactions. However, the separation of cDNA-AFLP fragments by gel electrophoresis is reported to be labor-intensive with only limited potential for automation, and the collection of differential bands for gene(More)
Reproductive phenological traits of great agronomical interest in apricot species, including flowering date, ripening date and fruit development period, were studied during 3 years in two F1 progenies derived from the crosses ‘Bergeron’ × ‘Currot’ (B × C) and ‘Goldrich’ × ‘Currot’ (G × C). Results showed great variability and segregation in each population,(More)
The amount and structure of genetic diversity in dessert apple germplasm conserved at a European level is mostly unknown, since all diversity studies conducted in Europe until now have been performed on regional or national collections. Here, we applied a common set of 16 SSR markers to genotype more than 2,400 accessions across 14 collections representing(More)