Plant Breeding (2004) 123, 321-326

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B.A. Vinatzer, A. Patocchi, S. Tartarini, L. Gianfranceschi, S. Sansavini and C. Gessler (2004)
Isolation of two microsatellite markers from BAC clones of the Vf scab resistance region and molecular characterization of scab-resistant accessions in Malus germplasm
Plant Breeding 123 (4), 321-326
Abstract: A polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based method was developed to isolate microsatellite markers from large-insert genomic DNA clones of bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries. The method is fast and economic since it does not require subcloning. It was applied to isolate a microsatellite marker from a BAC clone of the chromosomal region containing the apple scab resistance gene Vf. The Vf gene of Malus floribunda 821 is the most widely used source of scab resistance in apple breeding. A second microsatellite was found on the extremity of a BAC clone flanking the Vf locus. The two microsatellites allowed the identification of the presence of the Vf gene in the scab-resistant accessions M. micromalus SA573-3, 'Golden Gem', M. prunifolia 19651 and MA 16 not previously known to carry this gene. They were also used to verify the correctness of the published genealogical tree of the Vf cultivar 'Florina', in which a probable mistake was identified. This analysis shows the importance of genotyping the Vf locus when choosing scab-resistant germplasm as parents in breeding programmes.
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Database assignments for author(s): Boris A. Vinatzer, Andrea Patocchi, Cesare Gessler

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Venturia inaequalis Apple (Malus)