Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 96, Issue 2, pp 282–286 | Cite as

PCR markers distinguish Plantago major subspecies

  • K. Wolff
  • M. Morgan-Richards

Abstract

Plantago major plants from several Scottish and Dutch locations were surveyed for their genetic variation using PCR markers, namely RAPD analysis, anchored inter-SSR PCR, and chloroplast PCR followed by RFLP analysis. The RAPD and inter-SSR markers showed a differentiation between the two subspecies of P. major. These results are discussed in relation to earlier results using allozyme electrophoresis, DNA fingerprinting, and chloroplast RFLP analysis.

Key words RAPD analysis Plantago major Subspecies Inter-SSR PCR 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Wolff
    • 1
  • M. Morgan-Richards
    • 1
  1. 1.University of St Andrews, Sir Harold Mitchell Building, St Andrews KY16 9TH, UK, Fax: +44 1334 463348 E-mail: kirsten.wolff@bota.unine.chGB

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