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A CAPS marker to assist selection of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) resistance in pepper

Moury, B.; Pflieger, S.; Blattes, A.; Lefebvre, V.; Palloix, A.

Genome 43(1): 137-142


ISSN/ISBN: 0831-2796
PMID: 10701122
DOI: 10.1139/g99-098
Accession: 003340763

The hypersensitive resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in pepper is determined by a single dominant gene (resistant allele: Tsw) in several Capsicum chinense genotypes. In order to facilitate the selection for this resistance, four RAPD (among 250 10-mer primers tested) were found linked to the Tsw locus using the bulked segregant analysis and 153 F2 individuals. A close RAPD marker was converted into a codominant cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence (CAPS) using specific PCR primers and restriction enzymes. This CAPS marker is tightly linked to Tsw (0.9 +/- 0.6 cM) and is helpful for marker-assisted selection in a wide range of genetic intercrosses.

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