Potato genetics, genomics, and applications

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Abstract

Potato has a variety of reproductive uniquenesses besides its clonal propagation by tubers. These traits are controlled by a different kind of genetic control. The reproductive information has been applied to enable interspecific hybridization to enhance valuable traits, such as disease and pest resistances, from the tuber-bearing <i>Solanum</i> gene pool. While progress has been made in potato breeding, many resources have been invested due to the requirements of large populations and long time frame. This is not only due to the general pitfalls in plant breeding, but also due to the complexity of polyploid genetics. Tetraploid genetics is the most prominent aspect associated with potato breeding. Genetic maps and markers have contributed to potato breeding, and genome information further elucidates questions in potato evolution and supports comprehensive potato breeding. Challenges yet remain on recognizing intellectual property rights to breeding and germplasm, and also on regulatory aspects to incorporate modern biotechnology for increasing genetic variation in potato breeding.

Journal

  • Breeding Science

    Breeding Science 65(1), 53-68, 2015

    Japanese Society of Breeding

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005066143
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11317194
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1344-7610
  • NDL Article ID
    026296632
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-J372
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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