A New Source of Genetic Resistance to Potato Blight (Phytophthora infestans)

  • Marin ARDELEAN University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
  • Mirela Irina CORDEA
  • Viorel BUDIU
Keywords: potato blight, source, genetic resistance, MB-1, field, diseases assessment


Abstract. A local potatoes selection was evaluated, under field condition, for its resistance to potato blight (Phytophthora infestans). Data obtained during 2011-2013 assessments suggest that this selection is highly resistant to potato blight (AD = 0,03%) and could be used as a source for breeding new varieties genetically resistant to this disease. Since there were no reliable data concerning the origins of this selection, it was named MB-1.