Fine genetic mapping of RXopJ4, a bacterial spot disease resistance locus from Solanum pennellii LA716
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The RXopJ4 resistance locus from the wild accession Solanum pennellii (Sp) LA716 confers resistance to bacterial spot disease of tomato (S. lycopersicum, Sl) caused by Xanthomonas perforans (Xp). RXopJ4 resistance depends on recognition of the pathogen type III effector protein XopJ4. We used a collection of Sp introgression lines (ILs) to narrow the RXopJ4 locus to a 4.2-Mb segment on the long arm of chromosome 6, encompassed by the ILs 6-2 and 6-2-2. We then adapted or developed a collection of 14 molecular markers to map on a segregating F2 population from a cross between the susceptible parent Sl FL8000 and the resistant parent RXopJ4 8000 OC7. In the F2 population, a 190-kb segment between the markers J350 and J352 cosegregated with resistance. This fine mapping will enable both the identification of candidate genes and the detection of resistant plants using cosegregating markers. The RXopJ4 resistance gene(s), in combination with other recently characterized genes and a quantitative trait locus (QTL) for bacterial spot disease resistance, will likely be an effective tool for the development of durable resistance in cultivated tomato.
KeywordsQuantitative Trait Locus Hypersensitive Response Cleave Amplify Polymorphic Sequence Introgression Line Durable Resistance
We thank R. Bart and S. Goritschnig for critical reading of the manuscript. This research was supported by the Two Blades Foundation and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (Awarded to M.S.).
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