Plant Breeding 122(4): 352 (Aug 2003)
AFLP analysis of Solanum phureja DNA introgressed into potato dihaploids
I. K. Straadt and O. S. Rasmussen


Introgression of Solanum phureja DNA into S. tuberosum dihaploids was analysed by the use of amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers. Five dihaploids, derived from crosses between S. tuberosum cv. Pentland Crown and two different S. phureja pollinators (IVP48 and EC90) were investigated by use of 17 AFLP primer pairs. Also 30 dihaploids, derived from pollination of five different S. tuberosum seed parents with S. phureja IVP101, were investigated for the presence of S. phureja -specific markers. In total approximately 680 and 850 AFLP products were detected in the diploid S. phureja clones and in the tetraploid S. tuberosum genotypes, respectively. A total of 68 S. phureja IVP48-specific markers were detected, while the total number of S. phureja IVP101-specific markers was in the range of 72-96, depending on the S. tuberosum seed parent. Introgression of DNA in the S. tuberosum cv. Pentland Crown dihaploids, after pollination with S. phureja IVP48 and S. phureja EC90, was demonstrated by the detection of 14 of 68 IPV48-specific markers in the dihaploids. However, no DNA introgression was found in any of the 30 S. tuberosum dihaploids derived from S. phureja IVP101. Hence, S. phureja IVP101 is regarded as an excellent pollinator in the production of S. tuberosum dihaploids in potato breeding programmes because of the high yield of dihaploids per 100 berries, and because no introgression of DNA into the S. tuberosum dihaploids was evidenced.

Partial Hybrids

The yellow fleshed potato, 'Yukon Gold', is reportedly derived in part from Solanum phureja.