Development of Gene-Based Markers for The Pun1 Pungency Gene in Pepper (Capsicum spp.) for Marker-Assisted Selection

 Summary: Pungency in fruits of pepper (Capsicum spp.) is due to the accumulation of capsaicinoids. Pun1 is an important gene responsible for pungency. To provide information for marker-assisted selection (MAS) of pungency, we developed and evaluated five codominant markers based on sequence of the Pun1 gene. The usefulness of these gene-based markers for pungency in MAS was tested using 85 pungent and non-pungent lines and cultivars. Our results demonstrated that these markers can discriminate the pungent and non-pungent genotypes. Our results show that the five gene-based markers could be useful as a marker-assisted selection tool.

 Type: ISI listed journals

 Author: Trương Thị Hồng Hải, Ki-Taek Kim , Su Kim, Hyun-Ran Kim, Myoung-Cheol Cho, Jong-Gyu Woo

 Unit: Director board of Institute

 Journal:Horticulture Environment and Biotechnology

 Issue, Number, Pages50, 4, 358-365


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 Year of publication: 2009

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