Potato Research

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 111–118 | Cite as

Screening tuber-bearingSolanum spp. for resistance to soft rot caused byErwinia carotovora ssp.atroseptica (van Hall) Dye

  • Françoise Rousselle-Bourgeois
  • Sylvie Priou


Soft rot caused by Erwinia carotovora ssp. atroseptica is a major disease of stored potatoes. Since varietal resistance can contribute to control, the work reported was designed to find new sources of resistance among related tuber-bearing Solanum spp. True seeds were imported from two international collections and families were screened for resistance to tuber soft rot. Forty-eight resistant clones were found in 21 out of 100 accessions. These clones will be used in breeding programmes at the diploid or tetraploid level.

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potato blackleg Solanum tuberosum L. 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Françoise Rousselle-Bourgeois
    • 1
  • Sylvie Priou
    • 2
  1. 1.Station d'Amélioration de la Pomme de terre et des Plantes à bulbesINRAPloudanielFrance
  2. 2.Station de Pathologie VégétaleINRALe RheuFrance

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