Advertisement

Euphytica

, Volume 196, Issue 3, pp 437–448 | Cite as

Evaluation of Verticillium wilt resistance in commercial cultivars and advanced breeding lines of cotton

  • Huiping Zhou
  • Hui Fang
  • Soum Sanogo
  • Sidney E. Hughs
  • Don C. Jones
  • Jinfa ZhangEmail author
Article

Abstract

Verticillium wilt (VW), caused by Verticillium dahliae Kleb, is one of the most destructive diseases in cotton (Gossypium spp.). The most efficient and cost-effective method of controlling the disease is the use of resistant cotton cultivars. Most commercial cultivars and elite breeding lines are developed under non-VW conditions and their responses to the disease are currently unknown. This study was conducted to evaluate current commercial cotton cultivars and advanced breeding lines for VW resistance. In 2011–2013, a total of 84 cultivars from major US seed companies, 52 advanced breeding lines from the US public breeding programs, and 87 introgression lines from a cross between Acala 1517-99 × Pima PHY 76 from the New Mexico Cotton Breeding Program, were evaluated for VW resistance in the greenhouse. Cotton cultivars and breeding lines were evaluated in ten separate replicated tests by inoculation with a defoliating-type isolate of V. dahliae. While leaf severity rating and percentages of infected plants, infected leaves and defoliated leaves were found to be significantly and positively correlated with one another, leaf severity rating and percentage of infected leaves were best choices because of their relatively low coefficients of variation and higher resolutions to differentiate resistant genotypes from susceptible ones. The heritabilities for the VW resistance traits ranged from 0.58 to 0.80 with an average of 0.67, indicating that variation in VW resistance is predominantly due to genetic factors. Of the 223 commercial cultivars and advanced lines, six Upland cultivars (FM 9160B2F, FM 9170 B2F, NG 4010 B2RF, Nitro 44 B2RF, DP 1219 B2RF, and ST 4288 B2F), five advanced lines (Ark 0403-3, MD 10-5, MD 25ne, NC11AZ01, and PD 0504), two introgression lines from Upland × Pima (NM11Q1157 and 08N1618), and four Pima cultivars (COBALT, DP 357, PHY 800, and PHY 830) had higher levels of resistance to VW. The resistance shown by most of these cultivars in the greenhouse was consistent with their performance in previous field tests. Based on the initial VW resistance, 19 highly or moderately resistant genotypes were chosen for re-evaluation and 30 genotypes were also assessed more than once for VW resistance in different tests, most of which had concordant performance. These cultivars and advanced lines should be useful resources to improve VW resistance in cotton breeding.

Keywords

Cotton Germplasm Verticillium wilt Resistance 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The study was in part supported by USDA-ARS, Cotton Incorporated and New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station. The authors thank the US public cotton geneticists and breeders, and seed companies for providing the seeds used in this study.

Supplementary material

10681_2013_1045_MOESM1_ESM.docx (60 kb)
Supplementary material 1 (DOCX 59 kb)

References

  1. Blasingame D, Patel MV (2005) Cotton disease loss estimate committee report. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, pp 259–262Google Scholar
  2. Bolek Y, Bell A, El-Zik K, Thaxton P, Magill C (2005) Reaction of cotton cultivars and an F2 population to stem inoculation with isolates Verticillium dahliae. J Phytopathol 153:269–273CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Cirulli M, Colella C, D’Amico M, Amenduni M, Bubici G (2008) Comparison of screening methods for the evaluation of olive resistance to Verticillium dahliae Kleb. J Plant Pathol 90:7–14Google Scholar
  4. Colella C, Miacola C, Amenduni M, D’Amico M, Bubici G, Cirulli M (2008) Sources of Verticillium wilt resistance in wild olive germplasm from the Mediterranean region. Plant Pathol 57:533–539CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Devey M, Rosielle A (1986) Relationship between field and greenhouse ratings for tolerance to Verticillium wilt on cotton. Crop Sci 26:1–4CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Diwan N, Fluhr R, Eshed Y, Zamir D, Tanksley S (1999) Mapping of Ve in tomato: a gene conferring resistance to the broad-spectrum pathogen, Verticillium dahliae race 1. Theor Appl Genet 98:315–319CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Fang H, Zhou H, Sanogo S, Flynn R, Percy RG, Hughs SE, Ulloa M, Jones DC, Zhang JF (2013a) Quantitative trait locus mapping for Verticillium wilt resistance in a backcross inbred line population of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum × Gossypium barbadense) based on RGA-AFLP analysis. Euphytica 194:79–91CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Fang H, Zhou H, Sanogo S, Lipka AE, Fang DD, Percy RG, Hughs SE, Jones DC, Gore MA, Zhang JF (2013b) Quantitative trait locus analysis of Verticillium wilt resistance in an introgressed inbred line population of Upalnd cotton. Mol Breed. doi: 10.1007/s/11032-013-9987-9 Google Scholar
  9. Göre ME, Caner ÖK, Altın N, Aydın MH, Erdoğan O, Filizer F, Büyükdöğerlioğlu A (2009) Evaluation of cotton cultivars for resistance to pathotypes of Verticillium dahliae. Crop Prot 28:215–219CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Gossen B, Jefferson P (2004) A novel source of resistance to Verticillium wilt in alfalfa. Can J Plant Sci 84:401–404CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Karademir E, Karademir C, Ekinci R, Baran B, Sagir A (2012) Effect of Verticillium dahliae Kleb. on cotton yield and fiber technological properties. Int J Plant Prod 6:387–407Google Scholar
  12. Lüders RR, Galbieri R, Fuzatto MG, Cia E (2008) Inheritance of resistance to Verticillium wilt in cotton. Crop Breed Appl Biotechnol 8:265–270CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Marani A, Yaacobi YZ (1976) Evaluation of Verticillium wilt tolerance in Upland cotton relative to lint yield reduction. Crop Sci 16:392–395CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Miranda BEC, Boiteux LS, Cruz EM, Reis A (2010) Sources of resistance to Verticillium dahliae races 1 and 2 in accessions of Solanum (section Lycopersicon). Hort Brasil 28:458–465CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Oakley S (1998) Breeding for resistance to Verticillium wilt and root-knot nematode in California Acalas. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conf, p. 128Google Scholar
  16. Paplomatas E, Bassett D, Broome J, DeVay J (1992) Incidence of Verticillium wilt and yield losses of cotton cultivars (Gossypium hirsutum) based on soil inoculum density of Verticillium dahliae. Phytopathology 82:1417–1420CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Tiwari RS, Picchioni GA, Steiner RL, Jones DC, Hughs SE, Zhang JF (2013) Genetic variation in salt tolerance at the seedling stage in an interspecific backcross inbred line population of cotton. Euphytica 194:1–11CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. USDA-ERS (2013) Cotton and wool outlook. http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/cws-cotton-and-wool-outlook/cws-13i.aspx#.UjnnW83nbIU. Accessed 23 Sept 2013
  19. USDA-NASS (2011) Arizona field office 2011 annual statistic bulletin. http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Arizona/Publications/Bulletin/11bul/main.htm. Accessed 23 Sept 2013
  20. Wheeler T, Woodward J (2010) Response of cotton cultivars to diseases on the Southern High Plains of Texas. http://lubbock.tamu.edu/files/2011/11/ DiseaseRecommendations.pdf. Accessed 23 Sept 2013
  21. Wheeler T, Woodward J (2012) Response of cotton cultivars to diseases on the Texas high plains. http://lubbock.tamu.edu/files/2013/02/2012-cotton-disease-ratings.pdf. Accessed 23 Sept 2013
  22. Wilhelm S, Sagen JE, Tietz H (1974) Resistance to Verticillium wilt in cotton: sources, techniques of identification. inheritance trends, and the resistance potential of multiline cultivars. Phytopathology 64:924–931CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Yang C, Guo W, Li G, Gao F, Lin S, Zhang T (2008) QTLs mapping for Verticillium wilt resistance at seedling and maturity stages in Gossypium barbadense L. Plant Sci 174:290–298CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Zhang JF, Lu Y, Adragna H, Hughs E (2005) Genetic improvement of New Mexico Acala cotton germplasm and their genetic diversity. Crop Sci 45:2363–2373CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Zhang JF, Sanogo S, Flynn R, Baral JB, Bajaj S, Hughs S, Percy RG (2012) Germplasm evaluation and transfer of Verticillium wilt resistance from Pima (Gossypium barbadense) to Upland cotton (G. hirsutum). Euphytica 187:147–160CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Zhang JF, Fang H, Zhou HP, Hughs SE, Jones DC (2013a) Inheritance and transfer of thrips resistance from Pima cotton to Upland cotton. J Cotton Sci 17:163–169Google Scholar
  27. Zhang JF, Fang F, Zhou HP, Sanogo S, Ma ZY (2013b) Genetics, breeding, and marker-assisted selection for Verticillium wilt resistance in cotton. Crop Sci (accepted)Google Scholar
  28. Zhou HP (2013) Evaluation of Upland cotton germplasm for Verticillium wilt resistance and its association with SSR markers. M.S. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las CrucesGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Huiping Zhou
    • 1
  • Hui Fang
    • 1
  • Soum Sanogo
    • 2
  • Sidney E. Hughs
    • 3
  • Don C. Jones
    • 4
  • Jinfa Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Plant and Environmental SciencesNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed ScienceNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA
  3. 3.Southwestern Cotton Ginning Research LaboratoryUSDA-ARSMesilla ParkUSA
  4. 4.Cotton IncorporatedCaryUSA

Personalised recommendations