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Plant Genetics   Research Article

DNA Extraction from silica gel preserved common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) leaves

Authors: Male. A.S, Kato. F, Mukankusi. C.M

Extraction of high-quality DNA from field specimen requires collection under liquid nitrogen which is not readily available in resource constrained laboratories in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). A method of extracting DNA from silica gel preserved common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) leaves is presented. Our method which does not involve the use.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(4):
http://dx.doi.org/gmr16039926
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/gmr16039926
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Genetic and phenotypic association of the carnauba palm tree evaluated by inter-simple sequence repeat and biometric traits

Authors: C.G. Fajardo, R.A.R. Silva, K.P.T. Chagas, F.A. Vieira

The carnauba palm Copernicia prunifera is the third most important non-timber forest species in Brazil; it is mainly known for the production of carnauba wax. We examined intrapopulation genetic diversity and correlated genotypic and phenotypic traits of 28 trees from a coastal location in Rio Grande do Norte state. Phenotypic.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(3):
http://dx.doi.org/gmr18018
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/gmr18018
Plant Genetics   Research Article

Morphological and molecular characterization of maize inbred lines showing variability for drought tolerance

Authors: Asima Gazal, F.A. Nehvi, Ajaz Ahmad Lone, Zahoor Ahmed Dar

A set of hundred maize inbred lines were analyzed for resilience to moisture stress for twenty-four traits related to maturity, morphological, physiological, yield, quality and root traits. Evaluation confirmed a wide range of variability revealing significant response of main effects (lines, irrigations and years and their re.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(2):
gmr16039903
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16039903
Plant Genetics   Research Article

The genetic diversity and population structure of Genipa americana L. in Northern Mato Grosso, Brazil

Authors: D.A.C. Ruzza, A.A.B. Rossi, R.B. Bispo, A.V. Tiago, J.S. Cochev, Fernando Saragosa Rossi and J.M. Fernandes

Genipa americana L. (Rubiaceae) is an Amazon region-natural species, which may be subject to inbreeding, since it grows in fragmented environments. The aim of the current study is to assess the genetic diversity and population structure of three G. americana populations naturally grown in Northern Mato Grosso State using SSR m.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(1):
gmr16039899
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16039899
Plant Genetics   Research Article

Agronomic performance of plantain genotypes and genetic variability using Ward-MLM algorithm

Authors: Z. S. Gonçalves, D. R. S. da Invenção, C. A. da S. Ledo, C. F. Ferreira, E. P. Amorim

Plantains in Brazil are produced from the `Terra Maranhão’, ‘Terrinha’ and ‘D´Angola’ cultivars, which are all susceptible to black Sigatoka, weevils and nematodes. Therefore, the development of resistant plantain cultivars with agronomic characteristics aligned with market demands i.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(1):
gmr16039882
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16039882
Plant Genetics   Research Article

Genetic diversity assessment of Allium cepa L. cultivars from Bosnia and Herzegovina using SSR makers

Authors: Lutvija Karić, Maryam Golzardi, Petar Glamočlija, Jasmin Šutković

The five most common cultivars from the genus Allium cepa L. in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) were analysed, focusing on Konjic onion. Seven SSR markers for genetic similarity analysis were used to address the genetic backgrounds. The polymorphic relationship between the SSR markers was analyzed by using Polymorphic Informatio.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(1):
gmr16039870
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16039870
Plant Genetics   Research Article

Large-scale development, characterization, and cross-amplification of EST–SSR markers in Chinese chive

Authors: Qingming Tang, Langbo Yi, Xianglin Yuan, Fu Li

Chinese chive (Allium tuberosum Rottler ex Spr.) is an important vegetable crop. However, genetic and breeding studies of the species have been restricted by the lack of simple sequence repeat markers (SSRs). In the present study, a total of 2553 Chinese chive SSRs were developed from the species’ transcriptome, with 626.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(1):
gmr16039861
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16039861
Plant Genetics   Research Article

Parapatric speciation found in Limnonectes (Dicroglossidae) species in Thailand

Authors: Pimwipa Teerawarunyoo, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Phuping Sucharitakul, Kittisak Buddhachat, Waranee Pradit, Korakot Nganvongpanit and Siriwadee Chomdej

Biodiversity stems from speciation, and species identification allows scientists to measure species biodiversity. However, some closely related species, particularly amphibians that choose to inhabit the same environment, are difficult to identify. Juvenile specimens of Limnonectes gyldenstolpei (Lg) and L. taylori (Lt) were u.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 17(1):
gmr16039856
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16039856
Plant Genetics   Research Article

Molecular identification of variety purity in a cotton hybrid with unknown parentage using DNA-SSR markers

Authors: X.Q. Fu, F.X. Yang, X.K. Lu, X.G. Wang, B.X. Yang, F.J. Liu, Y. Liu and J. Peng

Molecular identification of hybrid purity is difficult in regional trials of cotton varieties and hybrid trials. In particular, the molecular detection of hybrid purity has not yet been reported in the case of unknown parentage. In this study, we screened 5000 pairs of primers and chose 17 pairs of core simple sequence repeat .. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 16(3):
gmr16039799
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16039799
Plant Genetics   Research Article

Genetic diversity of high performance cultivars of upland and irrigated Brazilian rice.

Authors: G.R.C. Coelho, C. Brondani, L.V. Hoffmann, P.A.M.R. Valdisser, T.C.O. Borba, J.A. Mendonça, L.A. Rodrigues and I.P.P. de Menezes

The objective of this study was to analyze the diversity and discrimination of high-performance Brazilian rice cultivars using microsatellite markers. Twenty-nine rice cultivars belonging to EMBRAPA Arroz e Feijão germplasm bank in Brazil were genotyped by 24 SSR markers to establish their structure and genetic discrimi.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 16(3):
gmr16039793
DOI:
10.4238/gmr16039793