A Population of Recombinant Inbred Lines as a Genetics Resource in Potato
Breeding and Genetics
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
2:15 PM - 2:40 PM

We have developed a population of diploid recombinant inbred lines for use in mapping in potato. The doubled monoploid DM 1-3 was crossed as a female to the inbred S. chacoense clone M6. A single F1 plant was self-pollinated to generate a large F2 population.  F2 plants were self-pollinated to the F5 or F6 generation.  The only selection criterion during the development of the inbreds was the ability to produce seeds following self-pollination.  Attrition was high in each generation; in most cases, lines were lost due to flower and fertility abnormalities. We have generated nearly 100 inbred lines, each of which carries a mosaic of the DM 1-3 and M6 genomes.  This population is highly variable for vine, tuber, and fertility traits, so we expect it to be a useful mapping resource.  It will be available clonally through the US Potato Genebank.