Biochemical Genetics

, Volume 48, Issue 9–10, pp 789–806 | Cite as

Development of Molecular Tools for Characterization and Genetic Diversity Analysis in Tunisian Fig (Ficus carica) Cultivars

  • Khaled Chatti
  • Ghada Baraket
  • Ahmed Ben Abdelkrim
  • Olfa Saddoud
  • Messaoud Mars
  • Mokhtar Trifi
  • Amel Salhi Hannachi


Fig, Ficus carica L., is a useful genetic resource for commercial cultivation. In this study, RAPD (60), ISSR (48), RAMPO (63), and SSR (34) markers were compared to detect polymorphism and to establish genetic relationships among Tunisian fig tree cultivars. The statistical procedures conducted on the combined data show considerable genetic diversity, and the tested markers discriminated all fig genotypes studied. The identification key established on the basis of SSR permitted the unambiguous discrimination of cultivars and confirmed the reliability of SSR for fingerprinting fig genotypes. The study findings are discussed in relation to the establishment of a national reference collection that will aid in the conservation of Tunisian fig resources.


Ficus carica L. ISSR RAMPO RAPD SSR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khaled Chatti
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ghada Baraket
    • 1
  • Ahmed Ben Abdelkrim
    • 1
  • Olfa Saddoud
    • 1
  • Messaoud Mars
    • 2
  • Mokhtar Trifi
    • 1
  • Amel Salhi Hannachi
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire, Immunologie et BiotechnologieFaculté des Sciences de TunisEl Manar, TunisTunisia
  2. 2.Institut Supérieur d’Agronomie, Chott MariamSousseTunisia
  3. 3.Faculté des Sciences de GafsaGafsaTunisia

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