Euphytica (2015) 201, 463-469

From Pestinfo-Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Jun Liu, Zisong Zheng, Xiaohui Zhou, Cui Feng and Yong Zhuang (2015)
Improving the resistance of eggplant (Solanum melongena) to Verticillium wilt using wild species Solanum linnaeanum
Euphytica 201 (3), 463-469
Abstract: Verticillium wilt, caused by Verticillium dahliae, is a soil-borne disease of the cultivated eggplant (Solanum melongena). The accession PI388846 from a wild species S. linnaeanum, shows resistance to Verticillium wilt. The introgression of its disease resistance gene into cultivated eggplants would allow for breeding disease resistant eggplants. In this study, interspecific hybridization and subsequent backcrossing between PI388846 and cultivated eggplants were performed. The results showed that Verticillium wilt resistance was successfully introduced into the cultivated eggplants, and the agronomic traits of the interspecific hybrid progeny were improved by continuous backcrossing with the cultivated eggplants. In addition, a gene specific marker for the Ve homolog in PI388846 was developed to detect Verticillium wilt resistance in the backcross population. The results represent a positive beginning for the genetic enhancement of cultivated eggplants for Verticillium wilt resistance.
(The abstract is excluded from the Creative Commons licence and has been copied with permission by the publisher.)
Link to article at publishers website

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
resistance/tolerance/defence of host

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Verticillium dahliae Eggplant (Solanum melongena)