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GWAS potato

Teresa Mosquera, Maria Fernanda Alvarez, José M Jiménez-Gómez, Meki Shehabu Muktar, Maria João Paulo, Sebastian Steinemann, Jinquan Li, Astrid Draffehn, Andrea Hofmann, Jens Lübeck, Josef Strahwald, Eckhard Tacke, Hans-Reinhardt Hofferbert, Birgit Walkemeier, Christiane Gebhardt
The oomycete Phytophthora infestans causes late blight of potato, which can completely destroy the crop. Therefore, for the past 160 years, late blight has been the most important potato disease worldwide. The identification of cultivars with high and durable field resistance to P. infestans is an objective of most potato breeding programs. This type of resistance is polygenic and therefore quantitative. Its evaluation requires multi-year and location trials. Furthermore, quantitative resistance to late blight correlates with late plant maturity, a negative agricultural trait...
2016: PloS One
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