Pyramiding multiple genes for resistance to PVY, TSWV and PMMoV in pepper using molecular markers
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CitationÖzkaynak, E., Devran, Z., Kahveci, E., Doğanlar, S., Başköylü, B., Doğan, F., İşleyen, M., Yüksel, A., and Yüksel, M. (2014). Pyramiding multiple genes for resistance to PVY, TSWV and PMMoV in pepper using molecular markers. European Journal of Horticultural Science, 79(4), 233-239.
Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) is one of the most important vegetables cultivated worldwide. Many pests and pathogens cause economic yield losses in pepper. Potato virus Y (PVY), Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV) are considered among the most destructive viruses affecting pepper in the world. Because chemical treatments have limited success for managing PVY, TSWV and PMMoV, resistant varieties are considered to be the most effective means of controlling these viruses. In this study, resistance genes to these viruses were successfully transferred to the superior sweet Charleston pepper line 'Y-CAR' using molecular markers and biological assays. As a result, a new line which is resistant to PVY, TSWV and PMMoV was developed. The results also showed the applicability of a pyramiding strategy for breeding multiple virus resistance in pepper. © Verlag Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart.