Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, 123:1207 | Cite as

Simple sequence repeat markers linked to QTL for resistance to Watermelon mosaic virus in melon

  • Francisco J. Palomares-Rius
  • Maria A. Viruel
  • Fernando J. Yuste-Lisbona
  • Ana I. López-Sesé
  • María L. Gómez-GuillamónEmail author
Original Paper


A population of recombinant inbred lines (RIL) derived from a cross between the Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV) resistant genotype TGR-1551 and the susceptible Spanish cultivar ‘Bola de Oro’ has been evaluated for WMV resistance in spring, fall and growth chamber conditions. The quantitative trait loci (QTL) analyses detected one major QTL (wmv) on linkage group (LG) XI close to the microsatellite marker CMN04_35. This QTL controls the resistance to WMV in the three environmental conditions evaluated. Other minor QTLs affecting the severity of viral symptoms were identified, but they were not detected in all the assayed environments. The screening of the marker CMN04_35 in an F2 progeny, derived from the same cross, confirmed the effect of this QTL on the expression of WMV resistance also in early generations, which evidences the usefulness of this marker for a marker assisted selection program.


Quantitative Trait Locus Melon Recombinant Inbred Line Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis Recombinant Inbred Line Population 
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The authors thank Dr. Díaz-Pendón for his useful support in the virus management and Laura Barrios, responsible for the Statistics Unit-CSIC for her help with the statistical analysis. This work has been financed by the CICYT Research Project: AGL2008-05687-C02-01 funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco J. Palomares-Rius
    • 1
  • Maria A. Viruel
    • 1
  • Fernando J. Yuste-Lisbona
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ana I. López-Sesé
    • 1
  • María L. Gómez-Guillamón
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea ‘La Mayora’ (IHSM, UMA-CSIC)MálagaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Biología Aplicada (Genética), Edificio CITE II-BUniversidad de AlmeríaAlmeríaSpain

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