Late blight is a significant disease in potato production. Research efforts are currently focused on discovering and characterizing resistant wild potato species to improve resistance breeding.
The Institute for Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops and the University of Rostock have conducted a study that lists all wild potato species recognized by the authors as having resistance, along with their associated genes and quantitative trait loci (QTL). The research team also looked at how these new sources of resistance could be used for future resistance breeding.
A new frontier in potato breeding: Unlocking the potential of wild potato species for late blight resistance