American Potato Journal

, 68:29 | Cite as

Mexico, 1988 potato germplasm collecting expedition and utility of the Mexican potato species

  • David M. Spooner
  • John Bamberg
  • J. Peter Hjerting
  • José Gómez


A joint Danish, Mexican, United States wild potato (Solanum sect.Petota) germplasm collecting expedition was conducted in Mexico between Aug. 21-Oct. 20, 1988. The trip resulted in 93 seed and 25 tuber collections of 18 species and one putative natural hybrid,S. xmichoacanum. Rare species collected include:Solanum darum,S. hintonii,S. lesteri, andS. xmichoacanum. First germplasm collections were made of the disjunct populations ofS. fendleri from Baja California. The potential and realized breeding value of these species is discussed.

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Del 21 de agosto al 20 de octubre de 1988, se condujo en Mexico una expedición conjunta danesa-mexicana-norteamericana, para recolectar germoplasma de papa silvestre (Solanum sect.Petota). El viaje permitió obtener colecciones de 93 semillas y 25 tubérculos de 18 especies y un híbrido natural putativo,S. xmichoacanum. Las especies raras recolectadas incluyen:Solanum darum,S. hintonii,S. lesteri yS. xmichoacanum. Se hicieron las primeras recolecciones de germoplasma de las poblaciones desagregadas deS. fendleri de Baja California. Se discute el valor potencial y el mejoramiento realizado de estas especies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. Spooner
    • 1
  • John Bamberg
    • 1
  • J. Peter Hjerting
    • 2
  • José Gómez
    • 3
  1. 1.Vegetable Crops Research Unit, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Department of HorticultureUniversity of WisconsinMadison
  2. 2.University of Copenhagen, Botanical GardenCopenhagen K.Demark
  3. 3.Forestales, y Agropecuarias, Apartado 31, Sucursal APrograma Nacional de Papa, Instituto de InvestigacionesMetepecMexico

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