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PCR-based markers for discriminating Solanum demissum were developed by comparison of complete chloroplast genome sequences of Solanum species
J Plant Biotechnol 2021;48:18-25
Published online March 31, 2021
© 2021 The Korean Society for Plant Biotechnology.

Tae-Ho Park

Department of Horticulture, Daegu University, Gyeongsan 38453, South Korea
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Received March 17, 2021; Revised March 26, 2021; Accepted March 26, 2021.
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Solanum demissum is one of the wild Solanum species originating from Mexico. It has wildly been used for potato breeding due to its resistance to Phytophthora infestans. S. demissum has an EBN value of four, which is same as that of S. tuberosum, so that it is directly crossable for breeding purposes with the cultivated tetraploid potato (S. tuberosum). In this study, the chloroplast genome sequence of S. demissum obtained by next-generation sequencing technology was described and compared with those of seven other Solanum species to develop S. demissum-specific markers. Thetotal sequence length of the chloroplast genome is 155,558 bp, and its structural organization is similar to those of other Solanum species. Phylogenetic analysis with ten other Solanaceae species revealed that S. demissum is most closely grouped with S. hougasii and S. stoloniferum followed by S. berthaultii and S. tuberosum. Additional comparison of the chloroplast genome sequence with those of seven other Solanum species revealed two InDels specific to S. demissum. Based on these InDels, two PCR-based markers for discriminating S. demissum from other Solanum species were developed. The results obtained in this study will provide an opportunity to investigate more detailed evolutionary and breeding aspects in Solanum species.
Keywords : cpDNA, InDels, PCR-based marker, Potato, Solanum demissum

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