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September 11-13, 2023 | Valencia, Spain
GPMB 2018

Wang Shubin

Wang Shubin, Speaker at Plant Events
Institute of Vegetable Crops, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Title : Development and validation of InDel markers for Capsicum spp based on wholegenome re-sequencing


Genome-wide detection of insertion/deletion length polymorphisms in Capsicum spp was performed by comparing whole-genome re-sequencing data from two Capsicum accessions, C.annuum cv. G29 and C.frutescens cv.PBC688, to the reference genome sequence of C.annuum cv. CM334. In total, we identified 1,664,770 InDel polymorphisms between CM334 and PBC688, 533,523 InDels between CM334 and G29, and 1,651,856 InDels between PBC688 and G29. From these, 1605 InDel polymorphisms of 3-49 bp in length between PBC688 and G29 were selected for experimental validation.1262 (78.6%) showed polymorphisms, 90 (5.6%) did not amplify a product, and 298 (18.6) showed no polymorphism. For future validation of these InDel polymorphisms, 288 InDels were screened across five accessions representing the five domesticated species. Of these assayed markers, 194 (67.4%) were polymorphic, 87(30.2%) were not polymorphic and 7 (2.4%) did not amplify a PCR product. At the same time, we tested the polymorphism of 288 InDel markers in C.annuum and C.frutescens, of which more than 90% amplified a PCR product. 36 (12.5%) showed polymorphism between the two C.annuum accessions and 38 (13.2%) between the two C.frutescens accessions. This set of novel PCR-based InDel markers will be a valuable resource for genetic studies and breeding programs in Capsicum spp.


Dr. SB Wang has been with Institute of Vegetable Crops, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China since 1984. He earned his Ph.D. in vegetable genetics and breeding at Nanjing Agricultural University, China. He serves as the principle investigator for pepper genetics and breeding. He conducts research to characterize the inheritance of economically important attributes in pepper. He bred more than 20 pepper varieties and published more than 100 articles. His research work was supported by the National Key R&D Program and Natural Science Foundation of China.