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SCAR markers linked to the common bean rust resistance gene Ur-13

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Rust in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is caused by Uromyces appendiculatus Pers.:Pers. (Unger) which exhibits a high level of pathogenic diversity. Resistance to this disease is conditioned by a considerable number of genes. Pyramiding resistance genes is desirable and could be simplified by the use of molecular markers closely linked to the genes. The resistance gene Ur-13, present in the South African large seeded cultivar Kranskop, has been used extensively in the local breeding program. The purpose of this study was the development of a molecular marker linked to Ur-13. An F2 population derived from a cross between Kranskop and a susceptible (South African) cultivar Bonus was used in combination with bulked segregant analysis utilizing the amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) technique. Seven AFLP fragments linked significantly to the rust resistance and five were successfully converted to sequence characterized amplified region (SCAR) markers. The co-dominant SCAR markers derived from a 405 bp EAACMACC fragment, KB126, was located 1.6 cM from the gene. Two additional SCAR markers and one cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence marker were located further from the gene. The gene was mapped to linkage group B8 on the BAT 93/Jalo EEP 558 core map (chromosome 3).

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This research was partially funded by the Dry Bean Producers Organization of South Africa. The authors thank R Naidoo, R Terblanche, J Gobiyeza and C Moeti for technical support.

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Mienie, C.M.S., Liebenberg, M.M., Pretorius, Z.A. et al. SCAR markers linked to the common bean rust resistance gene Ur-13 . Theor Appl Genet 111, 972–979 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-005-0037-9

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  • Amplify Fragment Length Polymorphism
  • Cleave Amplify Polymorphic Sequence
  • Rust Resistance Gene
  • Sequence Characterize Amplify Region Marker
  • Bean Common Mosaic Virus