Identification and genomic location of a reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) resistance locus (Ren ari ) introgressed from Gossypium aridum into upland cotton (G. hirsutum)

Gabriela Beatriz Romano, Erik J. Sacks, Salliana R. Stetina, A. Forest Robinson, David D. Fang, Osman A. Gutierrez, Jodi A. Scheffler

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In this association mapping study, a tri-species hybrid, [Gossypium arboreum × (G. hirsutum × G. aridum)2], was crossed with MD51ne (G. hirsutum) and progeny from the cross were used to identify and map SSR markers associated with reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) resistance. Seventy-six progeny (the 50 most resistant and 26 most susceptible) plants were genotyped with 104 markers. Twenty-five markers were associated with a resistance locus that we designated Ren ari and two markers, BNL3279-132 and BNL2662-090, mapped within 1 cM of Ren ari . Because the SSR fragments associated with resistance were found in G. aridum and the bridging line G 371, G. aridum is the likely source of this resistance. The resistance is simply inherited, possibly controlled by a single dominant gene. The markers identified in this project are a valuable resource to breeders and geneticists in the quest to produce cotton cultivars with a high level of resistance to reniform nematode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-150
Number of pages12
JournalTheoretical and Applied Genetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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