U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service, Lincoln, Nebraska


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Rosso MH, de Blas F, Massa AN, Oddino C, Giordano DF, Arias RS, Soave JA, Soave SJ, Buteler MI, Bressano M (2023). Two QTLs govern the resistance to Sclerotinia minor in an interspecific peanut RIL population. Crop Science https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20875


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Sclerotinia blight is a soilborne disease caused by Sclerotinia minor Jagger and can produce severe decrease in yield. Cultural management strategies and chemical treatment are not completely effective; therefore, growing peanut-resistant varieties is likely to be the most effective control method for this disease. Sclerotinia blight resistance has been identified in wild Arachis species and further transferred to peanut elite cultivars. To identify the genome regions conferring Sclerotinia blight resistance within a tetraploid genetic background, this study evaluated a population of recombinant inbred lines (RIL) with introgressed genes from three wild diploid species: A. cardenasii, A. correntina, and A. batizocoi. Two consistent quantitative trait loci (QTLs), qSbIA04 and qSbIB04 located on chromosomes A04 and B04, respectively, were identified. The QTL qSbIA04 was mapped at 56.39 cM explaining 29% of the phenotypic variance and qSbIB04 was mapped at 13.38 cM explaining 22% of the overall phenotypic variance.

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