Veli-Matti Rokka

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Potato is one of the most important crops worldwide. Genetic resources of potato (Solanum tuberosum L. ssp. tuberosum) and related cultivated species are conserved through storage of tubers, in vitro plants and in cryopreservation. Cryopreservation, storage in or above liquid nitrogen, is the best option to maintain vegetatively propagated plants in the(More)
Interspecific somatic hybrids produced by protoplast fusion between two wild Solanum species (S. acaule, acl; S. brevidens, brd) and cultivated potato Solanum tuberosum (tbr) were analyzed in terms of the starch nanometer-range structure and glycoalkaloid (GA) contents. The crystallinity of starch granules, the average size of starch crystallites, and the(More)
A total of 1000 anther-derived plants was regenerated from tetraploid potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) genotypes. Capacity to undergo androgenesis was analysed in 41 potato cultivars and 7 clones grown either in the greenhouse or in the field. Of the 48 genotypes, 33 produced embryos and 23 regenerated shoots from embryos. Anther-derived plantlet production(More)
GISH (genomic in situ hybridization) was applied for the analysis of mitotic chromosome constitutions of somatic hybrids and their derivatives between dihaploid clones of cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) (2n = 2x = 24, AA genome) and the diploid, non-tuberous, wild species Solanum brevidens Phil. (2n = 2x = 24, EE genome). Of the primary somatic(More)
The chromosomal distribution, copy numbers, and nucleotide sequences were determined for four repetitive DNA clones, pSB1 and pSB7 of Solanum brevidens and pST3 and pST10 of Solanum tuberosum. Using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), pSB1 and pSB7 were localized near the telomeres and in some centromeric and interstitial sites of S. brevidens(More)
SUMMARY Suppression subtractive hybridization was used to isolate the genes which are specifically up-regulated in the biotrophic phase of the incompatible interaction between a potato genotype, 1512 c(16), containing the resistance gene R2, and a Phytophthora infestans isolate containing the avirulence gene Avr2. Eight cDNAs were up-regulated in the(More)
Symmetric somatic hybrids were produced by electrofusion of protoplasts of two dihaploid tuber-bearing potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) lines and Solanum brevidens Phil., a diploid non-tuber-bearing wild potato species. A total of 985 plants was obtained. Verification of nuclear hybridity of putative hybrids was based on additive RAPD patterns, general(More)
In spring turnip rape (Brassica rapa L. spp. oleifera), the most promising F1 hybrid system would be the Ogu-INRA CMS/Rf system. A Kosena fertility restorer gene Rfk1, homolog of the Ogura restorer gene Rfo, was successfully transferred from oilseed rape into turnip rape and that restored the fertility in female lines carrying Ogura cms. The trait was,(More)
ABSTRACT Necrotic lesions and vein necrosis characteristic of the hypersensitive response (HR) controlled by the dominant resistance gene Ny develop in potato cv. Pito after infection with potato virus Y ordinary strain (PVY masculine) at a low temperature (16/18 degrees C night/day). In contrast, at high temperatures (19/24 degrees C night/day), large(More)
Protoplasts were fused to produce somatic hybrids between a triploid (2n=3x=32-34) interspecific somatohaploid betweenSolanum brevidens Phil. andS. tuberosum L., and a dihaploid (2n=2x=24) anther-derived line ofS. tuberosum cv. Van Gogh. A total of 265 plants were regenerated from protoplast fusion derived calli and their hybridity was verified using fusion(More)
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