The chloroplast DNA (ctDNA) of Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum (T type) and S. chacoense (W type) yield five different restriction fragment patterns with five different restriction endonucleases. DNA-DNA hybridization tests revealed that these differences were all caused by one physical deletion (about 400 bp in size) in the ctDNA of ssp. tuberosum. This suggests that T type ctDNA of the common potato and of Chilean tuberosum originated from W type ctDNA. The deleted region of the T type ctDNA is probably not concerned with gene-cytoplasmic male sterility.
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Hosaka, K., de Zoeten, G.A. & Hanneman, R.E. Cultivated potato chloroplast DNA differs from the wild type by one deletion — evidence and implications. Theoret. Appl. Genetics 75, 741–745 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00265598
- Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum
- Chloroplast DNA