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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Foliar Resistance to Late Blight in Potato Clones Evaluataed in National Trials in 1997

Authors
item Haynes, Kathleen
item Christ, B. - PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
item Weingartner, D. - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
item Doughes, D. - MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
item Thill, C. - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
item Secor, G. - NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV.
item Fry, W. - CORNELL UNIVERSITY
item Lambert, D. - UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

Submitted to: American Journal of Potato Research
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 18, 1999
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: With the emergence of new and more aggressive strains of Phytophthora infestans an evaluation of potato clones for resistance to late blight is necessary. Twenty-two potato clones (10 cultivars, 12 selections) were evaluated in 1997 for late blight resistance at seven U.S. locations. The US-8 strain of P. infestans was present. Percent infected foliage was recorded at approximately weekly intervals following the onset of disease. Area under the disease progress curve (AUDPC) was calculated. The non-parametric stability statistics mean absolute rank differences and variances of the ranks were analyzed for phenotypic stability. Both of these statistics were significant, indicating the importance of genotype x environment interaction on the rankings of these clones across locations. The most late blight resistant clones were AWn86514-2, B0692-4, B0718-3 and B0767-2. The most susceptible clones were B1004-8, NorDonna, Krantz, and Libertas.

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