American Journal of Potato Research

, Volume 81, Issue 5, pp 359–370 | Cite as

Inheritance of glucose content in tubers of diploid potato families

  • Henryka Jakuczun
  • Ewa Zimnoch-Guzowska


During two consecutive years 17 unselected families of diploid potatoes in comparison to their parents and standard cultivars were assessed for glucose content in tubers. Glucose content was evaluated using Potato Test Strips in tubers stored at 10 C, 4 C, and 4 C followed by reconditioning at 18 C. Distribution of glucose content in families indicated that the trait is inherited in a polygenic way. Transgressive individuals in families in comparison to respective parents were found in all treatments applied. Maternal effect on glucose content in tubers was found in one out of three tested families after cold storage (4 C) and the same families after reconditioning. Analysis of variance showed significant influence of year on the trait. Significance of GCA and SCA showed that both additive effects and genetic interactions are involved in determining of glucose content in tubers in all applied treatments. It was found that glucotests can be recommended for evaluation of chipping ability in early stages of selection.

Additional Key Words

Solanum spp. 2x combining ability heritability maternal effect glucotests 


Durante dos años consecutivos se evaluó el contenido de glucosa en tubérculos de 17 familias no seleccionadas de papa diploide, comparándolo con sus progenitores y cultivares estándar. La evaluación de glucosa se realizó por el método de cintas glucosadas en tubérculos almacenados a 10 C, 4 C, y 4 C, seguido de un reacondicionamiento a 18 C. La distribución del contenido de glucosa entre las familias, indicó que esta característica es heredada de manera poligénica. En todos las familias se encontró segregación transgresiva con respecto a sus progenitores respectivos. El efecto materno sobre el contenido de glucosa en los tubérculos se encontró en una de cada tres familias probadas después del almacenamiento en frío (4 C) y en las mismas familias después del reacondicionamiento. El análisis de variancia mostró una influencia significativa del tiempo transcurrido sobre el contenido de glucosa. La importancia de GCA y SCA demostró que los efectos aditivos y la interacción genética están involucrados en la determinación del contenido de glucosa de los tubérculos en todos los tratamientos. Se encontró que se puede recomendar la prueba de glucosa para evaluar la habilidad de los tubérculos para ser usados en hojuelas en estados de tempranos de selección.


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  1. 1.Plant Breeding and Acclimatization InstituteMlochów Research CentreMlochówPoland

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