Research Article

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

  • Meiko EdaAffiliated withFaculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Prefectural University of Hiroshima
  • , Ayumi IzumitaniAffiliated withFaculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Prefectural University of Hiroshima
  • , Katsuyuki IchitaniAffiliated withFaculty of Agriculture, Kagoshima University
  • , Makoto KawaseAffiliated withGenetic Resources Center (NIAS Genebank), National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS)
  • , Kenji FukunagaAffiliated withFaculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Prefectural University of Hiroshima Email author 

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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