QTLs associated with powdery mildew resistance responses in roses

Leen Leus, Hossein Hosseini Moghaddam, Johan Van Huylenbroeck, Jan De Riek

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    In roses, powdery mildew is one of the most important fungal pathogens. Host plant resistance exists in roses for example by highly localized host responses. Nevertheless, breeding for better resistant roses is difficult because of the occurrence of powdery mildew pathotypes. Also, in the development of molecular markers, pathotypes and plant specificity are very important. We used two ways of evaluating the pathogen-plant interaction to develop QTLs for two powdery mildew pathotypes. An existing genetic map developed for a rose hybrid F1-population (n=90) was used for disease resistance response and QTL development. The parent plants used, ‘Yesterday’ and Rosa wichurana, exhibit different resistance responses towards the two rose powdery mildew pathotypes, R-E and R-P. Existing data and QTLs on the rose-powdery mildew interaction evaluated by scoring fungal development were compared to additional data and QTLs on cell responses in the rose leaves.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the VI International Symposium on Rose Research and Cultivation
    EditorsThomas Debener, Marcus Linde
    Publication date2015
    ISBN (Print)9789462610552
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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