Apomixis and Taxonomy Proceedings of the Symposium held in Pruhonice, Czech Republic 1995; edited by A.J. Richards, J. Kirschner, J. Stepanek & K. Marhold

Folia Geobotanica

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 295-304

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DNA fingerprinting—A useful tool in the taxonomy of apomictic plant groups

  • Hilde NybomAffiliated withBalsgård-Department of Horticultural Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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DNA fingerprinting has proved useful for the analysis of genotypic distribution and estimation of genetic relatedness in apomictic plant groups likeRubus, Amelanchier, Hieracium andTaraxacum. Speciation through interspectific hybridization has been demonstrated in one case involving apomicticRubus species. The application of molecular markers to progeny derived from experimental cross-pollinations has yielded information on levels of apomixis as well as on its inheritance and regulation in e.g.Rubus, Poa, Pennisetum andTripsacum.

Key words

Genetic variation Minisatellite DNa Rubus Simple sequence repeat DNA VNTR RAPD