Fine genetic mapping of RXopJ4, a bacterial spot disease resistance locus from Solanum pennellii LA716

Theor Appl Genet. 2013 Mar;126(3):601-9. doi: 10.1007/s00122-012-2004-6. Epub 2012 Nov 2.


The RXopJ4 resistance locus from the wild accession Solanum pennellii (Sp) LA716 confers resistance to bacterial spot disease of tomato (S. lycopersicum, Sl) caused by Xanthomonas perforans (Xp). RXopJ4 resistance depends on recognition of the pathogen type III effector protein XopJ4. We used a collection of Sp introgression lines (ILs) to narrow the RXopJ4 locus to a 4.2-Mb segment on the long arm of chromosome 6, encompassed by the ILs 6-2 and 6-2-2. We then adapted or developed a collection of 14 molecular markers to map on a segregating F(2) population from a cross between the susceptible parent Sl FL8000 and the resistant parent RXopJ4 8000 OC(7). In the F(2) population, a 190-kb segment between the markers J350 and J352 cosegregated with resistance. This fine mapping will enable both the identification of candidate genes and the detection of resistant plants using cosegregating markers. The RXopJ4 resistance gene(s), in combination with other recently characterized genes and a quantitative trait locus (QTL) for bacterial spot disease resistance, will likely be an effective tool for the development of durable resistance in cultivated tomato.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Chromosomes, Plant
  • DNA, Plant / genetics
  • Disease Resistance / genetics*
  • Genes, Plant
  • Genetic Markers
  • Phenotype
  • Plant Diseases / genetics*
  • Plant Diseases / microbiology
  • Quantitative Trait Loci*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Solanum / genetics*
  • Solanum / microbiology
  • Xanthomonas / isolation & purification


  • DNA, Plant
  • Genetic Markers