Analysis of VvMybA1 and VvMybA2 genes in grape bud sports

A. Kerekes, G. De Lorenzis, A. Szoke, E. Kiss, O. Failla

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Berry skin colour is a fundamental qualitative trait of grape varieties, which has become largely diversified during the centuries of viticulture. Colour mutations in grape berry, resulting in black, red, pink, grey, green and yellow fruits, were relatively frequent events. In the Carpathian Basin there are several berry colour variant groups named conculta, members of which contain bud sports differing in skin colour. In most cases, this difference cannot be detected by microsatellite analysis, therefore we examined the variations of the VvMybA1 and VvMybA2 genes related to anthocyanin biosynthesis. Based on the results of the allelic polymorphisms, we have discriminated the conculta members among the old Hungarian and several other foreign varieties. Based on our results, it was possible to find molecular differences in 10 out of 14 concultas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalVitis - Journal of Grapevine Research
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Berry colour
  • Conculta
  • Gret1
  • SNaP-shot
  • SNP
  • Vitis vinifera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture
  • Genetics

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Kerekes, A., De Lorenzis, G., Szoke, A., Kiss, E., & Failla, O. (2015). Analysis of VvMybA1 and VvMybA2 genes in grape bud sports. Vitis - Journal of Grapevine Research, 54, 45-48.