Development and application of a suite of non-pungency markers for the Pun1 gene in pepper (Capsicum spp.)

@article{Wyatt2012DevelopmentAA,
  title={Development and application of a suite of non-pungency markers for the Pun1 gene in pepper (Capsicum spp.)},
  author={Lindsay E. Wyatt and Nancy T. Eannetta and Giulia M. Stellari and Michael Mazourek},
  journal={Molecular Breeding},
  year={2012},
  volume={30},
  pages={1525-1529}
}
Pungency in peppers is due to the presence of capsaicinoid molecules, which are only produced in Capsicum species. The major gene Pun1 is required for the production of capsaicinoids. Three distinct mutant alleles of Pun1 have been found in three cultivated Capsicum species, one of which has been widely utilized by breeders. Although these mutations have been previously identified, a robust collection of molecular markers for the set of alleles is not available. This has been hindered by the… CONTINUE READING