Potato chromosomes IX and XI carry genes for resistance to potato virus M.

TAG. Theoretical and applied genetics. Theoretische und angewandte Genetik

PubMedID: 16453130

Marczewski W, Strzelczyk-Zyta D, Hennig J, Witek K, Gebhardt C. Potato chromosomes IX and XI carry genes for resistance to potato virus M. Theor Appl Genet. 2006;112(7):1232-8.
Two new loci for resistance to potato virus M (PVM), Gm and Rm, have been mapped in potato. The gene Gm was derived from Solanum gourlayi, whereas, Solanum megistacrolobum is the source of the gene Rm. Gm confers resistance to PVM infection after mechanical inoculation. Rm induces a hypersensitive response in potato plants. Two diploid populations segregating for Gm and Rm, bulked segregant analysis (BSA) using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR), and available potato molecular maps were instrumental for mapping the resistance loci. The novel locus Gm was mapped to a central region on potato chromosome IX. The locus Rm was placed on the short arm of chromosome XI, close to the marker loci GP250 and GP283, where a hotspot for monogenic and polygenic resistance to diverse pathogens is located in the potato and tomato genome.