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Polymorphisms in grapevine DNA detected by the RAPD PCR technique

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A sensitivie, reproducible technique is described for detecting polymorphisms between the nuclear DNA of grapevine isolates using the RAPD PCR technique. Unique fingerprints of a number of cultivars were readily distinguished by using either single primers or mixtures of two primers. The method will be used to provide a databank of fingerprints for the rapid identification of grapevine cultivars, and to develop phylogenetic relationships. It will also be extended and modified in an attempt to detect polymorphisms between DNAs of clonal selections of individual cultivars.

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Collins, G.G., Symons, R.H. Polymorphisms in grapevine DNA detected by the RAPD PCR technique. Plant Mol Biol Rep 11, 105–112 (1993).

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