Molecular Biotechnology

, Volume 57, Issue 1, pp 65–74 | Cite as

Application of ISSR Markers to Analyze Molecular Relationships in Iranian Jasmine (Jasminum spp.) Accessions

  • Masood Ghasemi Ghehsareh
  • Hassan SalehiEmail author
  • Morteza Khosh-Khui
  • Ali Niazi


There are many species of jasmines in different regions of Iran in natural or cultivated form, and there is no information about their genetic status. Therefore, inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) analysis was used to evaluate genetic variations of the 53 accessions representing eight species of Jasminum collected from different regions of Iran. A total of 21 ISSR primers were used which generated 981 bands of different sizes. Mean percentage of polymorphic bands was 90.64 %. Maximum resolving power, polymorphic information content average, and marker index values were 21.55, 0.35, and 14.42 for primers of 3, 4, and 3 respectively. The unweighted pair group method with arithmetic mean dendrogram based on Jaccard’s coefficients indicated that 53 accessions were divided into two major clusters. The first major cluster was divided into two subclusters; the subcluster A included Jasminum grandiflorum L., J. officinale L., and J. azoricum L. and the subcluster B consisted of three forms of J. sambac L. (single, semi-double, and double flowers). The second major cluster was divided into two subclusters; the first subcluster (C) included J. humile L., J. primulinum Hemsl., J. nudiflorum Lindl. and the second subcluster (D) consisted of J. fruticans L. At the species level, the highest percentage of polymorphism (34.05 %), numbers of effective alleles (1.16), Shannon index (0.151), and Nei’s genetic diversity (0.098) were observed in J. officinale. The lowest values of percentage polymorphism (0.011), number of effective alleles (1.009), Shannon index (0.007), and Nei’s genetic diversity (0.005) were obtained for J. nudiflorum. Based on pairwise population matrix of Nei’s unbiased genetic identity, the highest identity (0.85) was found between J.officinale and J. azoricum and the lowest identity (0.69) was between J. grandiflorum and J. perimulinum. Based on analysis of molecular variance, the amount of genetic variations among the eight populations was 83 %. This study demonstrated that the ISSR is an useful tool in jasmine genomic diversity studies and to detect their relationships.


Jasmine Molecular markers Genetic diversity Polymorphism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masood Ghasemi Ghehsareh
    • 1
  • Hassan Salehi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Morteza Khosh-Khui
    • 1
  • Ali Niazi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Horticultural Science, College of AgricultureShiraz UniversityShirazIran
  2. 2.Institute of Biotechnology, College of AgricultureShiraz UniversityShirazIran

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