American Potato Journal

, Volume 63, Issue 11, pp 629–638 | Cite as

Fusarium dry-rot resistant potato germplasm

  • Dennis Corsini
  • Joseph J. Pavek


The level ofFusarium dry-rot resistance found in important potato varieties has been improved with agronomically acceptableSolanum tuberosum genotypes. Three breeding selections, A74114-4, A76260-16, and BR6316-7 were highly resistant to the two commonFusarium dry-rot species (F. roseum Lk ex Fr. f. sp.sambucinum [Fs], andF. solani var.coeruleum (Sacc), Booth [Fc]). Resistance was determined separately for each of these species. Resistance to Fs was genetically distinct from resistance to Fc since there was no correlation between Fs and Fc reaction for 180 progeny clones from six crosses representing all combinations of resistance. Resistance to each of theseFusarium species was readily transmitted to progeny. Seventy-five percent of the progeny from resistant X resistant parents were also resistant to Fs, while 95% of the progeny from susceptible X susceptible parents were susceptible. Mixed infections withErwinia atroseptica and eitherFusarium species resulted in a qualitative change from a resistant reaction to a susceptible reaction. Bacterial interaction withFusarium spp. is, therefore, an important consideration in determining storage-rot resistance.

Key Words

Solanum tuberosum disease resistance Erwinia soft rot 


El nivel de resistencia a la pudrición seca porFusarium, econtrado en variedades importantes de papa, ha sido mejorado con genotipos agronomicamente aceptables deSolanum tuberosum. Tres selecciones de papa mejoradas, A74114-4, A76260-16, y BR6316-7 fueron altamente resistentes a las dos especies comunes deFusarium (F. roseum LK ex Fr. f. sp.sambucinum [Fs],y F. solani varcoeruleum (Sacc), Booth [Fc]. Se determinó, por separado, la resistencia para cada una de estas especies. La resistencia a Fs fue genéticamente distinta de la resistencia a Fc desde que no hubo correlación entre las reacciones a Fs y Fc de 180 clones de las progenies de seis cruzas que representaban todas las combinaciones de resistencia. La resistencia de cada una de las especies deFusarium fue transmitida fácilmente a las progenies. El 75% de la progenie de padres resistente X resistente fueron también resistentes a Fs, mientras que el 95% de la progenie de padres susceptible x susceptible fueron también susceptibles. Infecciones combinadas deErwinia atroseptica y cualquiera de las especies deFusarium, dieron por resultado un cambio cualitativo, pasando de una reacción resistente a una susceptible. Por lo tanto, la interacción resistente a una susceptible. Por lo tanto, la interacción bacteriana conFusarium spp., es una importante consideración para determinar la resistencia a la pudrición en el almacenamiento.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Corsini
    • 1
  • Joseph J. Pavek
    • 1
  1. 1.USDA-ARSAberdeen

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