Using functional genomics to identify molecular markers for fire blight resistance (erwinia amylovora) in apple (malus)

J. L. Norelli, D. A. Lalli, C. L. Bassett, M. E. Wisniewski, M. Malnoy, H. S. Aldwinckle, A. M. Baldo, S. E. Gardiner, J. M. Celton, D. R. Bowatte, C. M. Carlisle, Robert E. Farrell, Jr., M. B. Horner, V. G.M. Bus

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Abstract

Fire blight, caused by Erwinia amylovora (Ea), is a destructive disease of Malus (apple), Pyrus (pear) and some woody ornamentals in the rose family (Rosaceae). The goal of this project is to use a functional genomics approach to develop tools to breed fire blight resistant apples. Suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) and cDNA-AFLP analysis were used to identify 650 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) associated with fire blight from Ea-challenged apple leaf tissue. ESTs were ranked for their potential impact on resistance based on bioinformatics and inferences drawn from model systems. Simple sequence repeat (SSR) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers derived from highly ranked fire blight-associated ESTs were mapped in a 'M.9' × 'Robusta 5' population in which a major QTL for fire blight resistance has been located on Linkage Group 03. Highly ranked fire blight-associated ESTs were mapped to this QTL, as well as to the positions corresponding to the location of at least two QTLs reported in other populations. A secretory class III peroxidase mapped to the LG03 fire blight resistance QTL and a serine/threonine protein kinase mapped at a 4 cM distance. To date, 6 out of 28 candidate fire blight resistance gene markers that have been mapped, have co-located to or near known fire blight resistance QTLs. This research will facilitate new methods of marker-assisted selection to efficiently breed superior apple cultivars with fire blight resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActa Horticulturae
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Pages415-420
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789066056121
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume839
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

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Erwinia amylovora
Malus
apples
genomics
genetic markers
quantitative trait loci
expressed sequence tags
ornamental woody plants
breeds
Pyrus
suppression subtractive hybridization
Rosaceae
linkage groups
bioinformatics
marker-assisted selection
pears
single nucleotide polymorphism
amplified fragment length polymorphism
peroxidase
Rosa

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  • Horticulture

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Norelli, J. L., Lalli, D. A., Bassett, C. L., Wisniewski, M. E., Malnoy, M., Aldwinckle, H. S., ... Bus, V. G. M. (2009). Using functional genomics to identify molecular markers for fire blight resistance (erwinia amylovora) in apple (malus). In Acta Horticulturae (pp. 415-420). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 839). International Society for Horticultural Science. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2009.839.55
Norelli, J. L. ; Lalli, D. A. ; Bassett, C. L. ; Wisniewski, M. E. ; Malnoy, M. ; Aldwinckle, H. S. ; Baldo, A. M. ; Gardiner, S. E. ; Celton, J. M. ; Bowatte, D. R. ; Carlisle, C. M. ; Farrell, Jr., Robert E. ; Horner, M. B. ; Bus, V. G.M. / Using functional genomics to identify molecular markers for fire blight resistance (erwinia amylovora) in apple (malus). Acta Horticulturae. International Society for Horticultural Science, 2009. pp. 415-420 (Acta Horticulturae).
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Norelli JL, Lalli DA, Bassett CL, Wisniewski ME, Malnoy M, Aldwinckle HS et al. Using functional genomics to identify molecular markers for fire blight resistance (erwinia amylovora) in apple (malus). In Acta Horticulturae. International Society for Horticultural Science. 2009. p. 415-420. (Acta Horticulturae). https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2009.839.55