Natural resistances to viruses in cucurbits
Martín-Hernández, Ana Montserrat
Cucurbit viruses cause considerable economic losses worldwide. The most common viral diseases affecting this crop family are Potyviruses, Cucumoviruses, Criniviruses, Ipomoviruses, Tobamoviruses, and the emerging Begomoviruses. Four main cucurbit crops are grown worldwide,namely melon, cucumber (Cucumis), watermelon (Citrullus), and squash (Cucurbita). Huge natural variation is also available within each genus, providing valuable sources of genetic resistance to these diseases. Intraspecific and intrageneric diversity and crossability are key factors to select the optimum breeding strategies. Melon and cucumber are diverse species for which intraspecific resistance is available. Conversely, in Citrullus and Cucurbita, wild relatives provide the resistance diversity absent in watermelon and in C. pepo. Some of the classical sources used by breeders, many of which are multi-resistant, come from corresponding origin centers in Asia, Africa, and America, as well as from secondary centers of diversity. Genetic studies have identified dominant and recessive and often complex resistance. Many of the genes identified have been mapped and markers for MAS are available, but higher mapping resolutions are required to identify the corresponding genes. Only a few genes could be cloned and functionally characterized. Efforts are underway to use genome mapping and functional genomics to advance toward a genomic-assisted breeding against viral diseases in cucurbits.
633 - Field crops and their production
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Martín-Hernández, Ana Montserrat, and Belén Picó. 2021. "Natural Resistances To Viruses In Cucurbits". Agronomy 11 (1): 23. doi:10.3390/agronomy11010023.
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MICIU/Programa Estatal de I+D+I orientada a los retos de la sociedad/RTI2018-097665-B-C21/ES/APROXIMACIONES DE VARIABILIDAD NATURAL Y EDICIÓN GENÉTICA PARA EL ESTUDIO DE LA CALIDAD DE FRUTO Y LA RESISTENCIA A ENFERMEDADES EN MELÓN/
MINECO/Programa Estatal de fomento de la investigación científica y técnica de excelencia/SEV-2015-0533/ES/ /
MICIU/Programa Estatal de I+D+I orientada a los retos de la sociedad/AGL2017-85563-C2-1-R/ES/CONTROL MULTIDISCIPLINAR DE ENFERMEDADES FUNGICAS Y VIROSIS EN MELON Y SANDIA: UN NUEVO RETO/
Genòmica i Biotecnologia
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