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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 13, No. 4, 2010
Bioline Code: ej10042
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2010

 en Variety discrimination of Tigridia pavonia check for this species in other resources (L.f.) DC. assesed by different length RAPD primers
Piña-Escutia, José Luis; Vázquez-García, Luis Miguel & Arzate-Fernández, Amaury Martín

Abstract

Tigridia pavonia check for this species in other resources (L.f.) DC. is one of the important phytogenetic resources of México. This species is used as ornamental, food and medicinal purposes. Despite its ornamental and economic potential, there is little information about the genetic variability. In this study, randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) primers of 10, 15 and 20 bases were used to assess the level of genetic variation among nine botanical varieties of Tigridia pavonia collected in three localities within State of México. The total number fragments, polymorphic fragments, percentage of polymorphism and resolving power were greater for 15 base (55, 52, 94.5 and 5, respectively) and 20 base (47, 45, 95.7 and 3.8, respectively), in comparison with those obtained from 10 base primers (44, 41, 93.1 and 3.6, respectively). Results showed the major effectiveness of 15 and 20 bases RAPD primers in the genetic differentiation of varieties as compared to 10 bases RAPD primers. The dendrograms based on un-weighted pair group method arithmetic average (UPGMA) analysis of the 10, 15, 20 and the pooled (10, 15 and 20) bases RAPD data were consistent in the clustering varieties, grouping them in two main clusters.

Keywords
genetic resources, RAPD, Tigridia pavonia, variety discrimination.

 
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