Arachis batizocoi: a study of its relationship to cultivated peanut (A. hypogaea)

This study examines its potential for introgression of wild genes into the peanut crop using induced allotetraploids

Abstract

Arachis batizocoi is a wild relative of cultivated peanut (A. hypogaea), an allotetraploid with an AABB genome. Arachis batizocoi was once considered the ancestral donor of the peanut B genome, but cytogenetics and DNA phylogenies have indicated a new genome classification, ‘K’. These observations seem inconsistent with genetic studies and breeding that have shown that A. batizocoi can behave as a B genome.

Citation

Leal-Bertioli, S.C.M.; Santos, S.P.; Dantas, K.M.; Inglis, P.W.; Nielen, S.; Araujo, A.C.G.; Silva, J.P.; Cavalcante, U.; Guimarães, P.M.; Brasileiro, A.C.M.; Carrasquilla-Garcia, N.; Penmetsa, R.V.; Cook, D.; Moretzsohn, M.C.; Bertioli, D.J. Arachis batizocoi: a study of its relationship to cultivated peanut (A. hypogaea) and its potential for introgression of wild genes into the peanut crop using induced allotetraploids. Annals of Botany (2015) 115 (2) 237-249. [DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcu237]

Arachis batizocoi: a study of its relationship to cultivated peanut (A. hypogaea) and its potential for introgression of wild genes into the peanut crop using induced allotetraploids

Published 1 January 2015