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Research Project: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Enhanced Sugar Beet Germplasm

Location: Soil Management and Sugarbeet Research

Title: Identification and validation of a SNP marker linked to the gene HsBvm-1 for nematode resistance in sugar beet

Author
item Stevanato, Piergiorgio - Universita Di Padova
item Trebbi, Daniele - Universita Di Padova
item Panella, Leonard
item Richardson, Kelley
item Pakish, Linda
item Fenwick, Ann
item Broccanello, Chiara - Universita Di Padova
item Saccomani, Massimo - Universita Di Padova

Submitted to: Plant Molecular Biology Reporter
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/28/2014
Publication Date: 7/25/2014
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/62556
Citation: Stevanato, P., Trebbi, D., Panella, L.W., Richardson, K.L., Pakish, L.M., Fenwick, A.L., Broccanello, C., Saccomani, M. 2014. Identification and validation of a SNP marker linked to the gene HsBvm-1 for nematode resistance in sugar beet. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. DOI: 10.1007/s11105-014-0763-8.

Interpretive Summary: The beet-cyst nematode is one of the major pests of sugar beet. The identification of molecular markers associated with nematode resistance would be helpful for developing resistant varieties. The aim of this study was the identification of molecular markers for the nematode resistance from the resistant sea beet (wild beet), WB242. A population that had both resistant and susceptible individuals was used to find markers. The marker, named SNP_192, showed a complete association with nematode resistance. This association was further validated on a set of resistant and susceptible varieties. We conclude that SNP_192 is a valuable marker for high-throughput marker-assisted breeding of nematode resistance in sugar beet.

Technical Abstract: The beet-cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii Schmidt) is one of the major pests of sugar beet. The identification of molecular markers associated with nematode resistance would be helpful for developing resistant varieties. The aim of this study was the identification of SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) markers for the nematode resistance from the resistant source, WB242. A WB242-F2 population was phenotyped for nematode resistance. DNA of the 4 most resistant and 4 most susceptible individuals was pooled and subjected to Restriction-site Associated DNA Sequencing (RAD-Seq), which generated 7,241 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Then, bulked segregant analysis (BSA) was performed by genotyping a subset of 384 SNPs on the 20 most-resistant and the 20 most-susceptible individuals. Among the investigated SNPs, the SNP_192 showed a complete association with nematode resistance. This association was further validated on a set of resistant and susceptible varieties. We conclude that SNP_192 is a valuable marker for high-throughput marker-assisted breeding of nematode resistance in sugar beet.