, Volume 192, Issue 3, pp 359–369 | Cite as

Genetic mapping of gummy stem blight (Didymella bryoniae) resistance genes in Cucumis sativus-hystrix introgression lines

  • Lina Lou
  • Hongying Wang
  • Chuntao Qian
  • Jia Liu
  • Yuling Bai
  • Jinfeng ChenEmail author


Gummy stem blight (GSB, Didymella bryoniae (Auersw.) Rehm) is a devastating disease occurring worldwide in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) production and causing considerable yield loss. No commercially available cultivars are resistant to GSB. By screening 52 introgression lines (ILs) derived from the cross of C. hystrix × C. sativus and eight cucumber cultivar/lines through a whole plant assay, three ILs (HH1-8-1-2, HH1-8-5, HH1-8-1-16) were identified as GSB resistant lines. Six common introgression regions in these three ILs were on Chromosomes 1, 4, and 6. To further map the resistance in the ILs, three mapping populations (2009F2, 2009F2′ and 2010F2) from a cross between resistant IL HH1-8-1-2 and susceptible 8419 were constructed and used for QTL mapping with SSR markers. Two quantitative trait loci (QTLs) were identified; one on Chromosome 4 and the other on Chromosome 6. The interval for Chromosome 4 QTL is 12 cM spanning 3.569 Mbp, and the interval for Chromosome 6 QTL is 11 cM covering 1.299 Mbp. The mapped QTLs provide a foundation for map-based cloning of the genes and establishing an understanding of the associated mechanisms underlying GSB resistance in cucumber.


Cucumis hystrix C. sativus Gummy stem blight Mapping Resistance gene 



This research was partially supported by the Key Program (30830079), the General Program (U1178307, 30972007 and 31071801) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the ‘973’ Program (2009CB119001-01;2012CB113900) from the National Basic Research Program of China, the ‘863’ project (2010AA10A108; 2012AA100202) and the ‘111’ project (B08026).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lina Lou
    • 1
  • Hongying Wang
    • 1
  • Chuntao Qian
    • 1
  • Jia Liu
    • 1
  • Yuling Bai
    • 2
  • Jinfeng Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancement, Nanjing Agricultural UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Wageningen UR Plant BreedingWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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