Brown rot, caused by Monilinia spp., is one of the most important diseases on stone fruit worldwide. Severe yield loss can be caused by pre- and post-harvest fruit decay. Although some degree of tolerance has been reported in peach and almond, the genetic resistance in peach cultivars is still lacking. To date, only few genomic regions associated with brown rot response in fruit skin and flesh have been detected in peach. Previous studies suggested brown rot tolerance in peach being a polygenic quantitative trait. More information is needed to uncover the genetics behind brown rot tolerance in peach. To identify the genomic regions in peach associated with this trait, 26 cultivars and progeny from 9 crosses with ‘Bolinha’ sources of tolerance, were phenotyped across two seasons (2015 and 2016) for brown rot disease severity index in wounded and non-wounded fruits and genotyped using a newly developed 9+9K peach SNP array. Genome wide association study using single- and multi-locus methods by GAPIT version 3, mrMLM 4.0, GAPIT and G Model, revealed 14 reliable SNPs significantly associated with brown rot infection responses in peach skin (10) and flesh (4) across whole genome except for chromosome 3. Candidate gene analysis within the haplotype regions of the detected markers identified 25 predicted genes associated with pathogen infection response/resistance. Results presented here facilitate further understanding of genetics behind brown rot tolerance in peach and provide an important foundation for DNA-assisted breeding.

Genome-Wide Association Study of Brown Rot (Monilinia spp.) Tolerance in Peach / W. Fu, C. da Silva Linge, K. Gasic. - In: FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE. - ISSN 1664-462X. - 12:(2021), pp. 635914.1-635914.14. [10.3389/fpls.2021.635914]

Genome-Wide Association Study of Brown Rot (Monilinia spp.) Tolerance in Peach

C. da Silva Linge
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2021

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Brown rot, caused by Monilinia spp., is one of the most important diseases on stone fruit worldwide. Severe yield loss can be caused by pre- and post-harvest fruit decay. Although some degree of tolerance has been reported in peach and almond, the genetic resistance in peach cultivars is still lacking. To date, only few genomic regions associated with brown rot response in fruit skin and flesh have been detected in peach. Previous studies suggested brown rot tolerance in peach being a polygenic quantitative trait. More information is needed to uncover the genetics behind brown rot tolerance in peach. To identify the genomic regions in peach associated with this trait, 26 cultivars and progeny from 9 crosses with ‘Bolinha’ sources of tolerance, were phenotyped across two seasons (2015 and 2016) for brown rot disease severity index in wounded and non-wounded fruits and genotyped using a newly developed 9+9K peach SNP array. Genome wide association study using single- and multi-locus methods by GAPIT version 3, mrMLM 4.0, GAPIT and G Model, revealed 14 reliable SNPs significantly associated with brown rot infection responses in peach skin (10) and flesh (4) across whole genome except for chromosome 3. Candidate gene analysis within the haplotype regions of the detected markers identified 25 predicted genes associated with pathogen infection response/resistance. Results presented here facilitate further understanding of genetics behind brown rot tolerance in peach and provide an important foundation for DNA-assisted breeding.
association mapping; candidate gene analyses; disease resistance; fruit breeding; Prunus; Rosaceae
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2021
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