Reinventing potato as a diploid inbred line-based crop

Shelley H. Jansky, Amy O. Charkowski, David S. Douches, Gabe Gusmini, Craig Richael, Paul C. Bethke, David M. Spooner, Richard G. Novy, Hielke De Jong, Walter S. De Jong, John B. Bamberg, A. L. Thompson, Benoit Bizimungu, David G. Holm, Chuck R. Brown, Kathleen G. Haynes, Vidyasagar R. Sathuvalli, Richard E. Veilleux, J. Creighton Miller, Jim M. Bradeen & 1 others Jiming Jiang

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The third most important food crop worldwide, potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is a tetraploid outcrossing species propagated from tubers. Breeders have long been challenged by polyploidy, heterozygosity, and asexual reproduction. It has been assumed that tetraploidy is essential for high yield, that the creation of inbred potato is not feasible, and that propagation by seed tubers is ideal. In this paper, we question those assumptions and propose to convert potato into a diploid inbred line-based crop propagated by true seed. Although a conversion of this magnitude is unprecedented, the possible genetic gains from a breeding system based on inbred lines and the seed production benefits from a sexual propagation system are too large to ignore. We call on leaders of public and private organizations to come together to explore the feasibility of this radical and exciting new strategy in potato breeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1412-1422
Number of pages11
JournalCrop Science
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

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Jansky, S. H., Charkowski, A. O., Douches, D. S., Gusmini, G., Richael, C., Bethke, P. C., ... Jiang, J. (2016). Reinventing potato as a diploid inbred line-based crop. Crop Science, 56(4), 1412-1422. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2015.12.0740

Reinventing potato as a diploid inbred line-based crop. / Jansky, Shelley H.; Charkowski, Amy O.; Douches, David S.; Gusmini, Gabe; Richael, Craig; Bethke, Paul C.; Spooner, David M.; Novy, Richard G.; De Jong, Hielke; De Jong, Walter S.; Bamberg, John B.; Thompson, A. L.; Bizimungu, Benoit; Holm, David G.; Brown, Chuck R.; Haynes, Kathleen G.; Sathuvalli, Vidyasagar R.; Veilleux, Richard E.; Creighton Miller, J.; Bradeen, Jim M.; Jiang, Jiming.

In: Crop Science, Vol. 56, No. 4, 01.07.2016, p. 1412-1422.

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Jansky, SH, Charkowski, AO, Douches, DS, Gusmini, G, Richael, C, Bethke, PC, Spooner, DM, Novy, RG, De Jong, H, De Jong, WS, Bamberg, JB, Thompson, AL, Bizimungu, B, Holm, DG, Brown, CR, Haynes, KG, Sathuvalli, VR, Veilleux, RE, Creighton Miller, J, Bradeen, JM & Jiang, J 2016, 'Reinventing potato as a diploid inbred line-based crop' Crop Science, vol 56, no. 4, pp. 1412-1422. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2015.12.0740
Jansky SH, Charkowski AO, Douches DS, Gusmini G, Richael C, Bethke PC et al. Reinventing potato as a diploid inbred line-based crop. Crop Science. 2016 Jul 1;56(4):1412-1422. Available from, DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2015.12.0740

Jansky, Shelley H.; Charkowski, Amy O.; Douches, David S.; Gusmini, Gabe; Richael, Craig; Bethke, Paul C.; Spooner, David M.; Novy, Richard G.; De Jong, Hielke; De Jong, Walter S.; Bamberg, John B.; Thompson, A. L.; Bizimungu, Benoit; Holm, David G.; Brown, Chuck R.; Haynes, Kathleen G.; Sathuvalli, Vidyasagar R.; Veilleux, Richard E.; Creighton Miller, J.; Bradeen, Jim M.; Jiang, Jiming / Reinventing potato as a diploid inbred line-based crop.

In: Crop Science, Vol. 56, No. 4, 01.07.2016, p. 1412-1422.

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