Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 265–274

Geographical variation of foxtail millet, Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv. based on rDNA PCR–RFLP

Authors

  • Meiko Eda
    • Faculty of Life and Environmental SciencesPrefectural University of Hiroshima
  • Ayumi Izumitani
    • Faculty of Life and Environmental SciencesPrefectural University of Hiroshima
  • Katsuyuki Ichitani
    • Faculty of AgricultureKagoshima University
  • Makoto Kawase
    • Genetic Resources Center (NIAS Genebank)National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS)
    • Faculty of Life and Environmental SciencesPrefectural University of Hiroshima
Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10722-012-9832-8

Cite this article as:
Eda, M., Izumitani, A., Ichitani, K. et al. Genet Resour Crop Evol (2013) 60: 265. doi:10.1007/s10722-012-9832-8

Abstract

The rDNA PCR–RFLP of foxtail millet (Setaria italica) germ-plasm collected throughout Eurasia and from a part of Africa was investigated with five restriction enzymes according to our previous study. Foxtail millet germ-plasms were classified by length of the rDNA IGS and RFLP; clear geographical differentiation was observed between East Asia, the Nansei Islands of Japan-Taiwan-the Philippines area, South Asia and Afghanistan-Pakistan. We also found evidence of migration of foxtail millet landraces between the areas. We calculated diversity index (D) for each region and found that center of diversity of this millet is East Asia such as China, Korea and Japan.

Keywords

Foxtail millet Geographical variation PCR–RFLP rDNA Setaria italica

Supplementary material

10722_2012_9832_MOESM1_ESM.xls (66 kb)
Supplementary material 1 (XLS 65 kb)

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