Powdery mildew is one of the most important diseases of melon. CucCAP researchers from the USDA-ARS Vegetable Research Lab in Charleston South Carolina and Clemson University used a densely genotyped melon population to identify QTL associated with resistance in multiple plant tissues. Whole-genome resequencing allowed for marker development and candidate gene analysis. These findings provide targets for future breeding efforts and a fundamental examination of resistance to powdery mildew in melon.
For further reading:
- Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping of mapping of resistance to powdery mildew race 1 in a recombinant inbred line population of melon
by: Sandra E. Branham, Chandrasekar Kousik, Mihir K. Mandal, and W. Patrick Wechter
Published Online December 2, 2021 in Plant Disease Vol. 105, No. 12.