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

Marin ARDELEAN, Mirela Irina CORDEA, Viorel BUDIU, Lucia MIHALESCU


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.


potato blight, source, genetic resistance, MB-1, field, diseases assessment

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:9464

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