Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

, Volume 64, Issue 5, pp 955–965 | Cite as

Genetic diversity in tolerance of wild Avena species to aluminium (Al)

  • I. G. LoskutovEmail author
  • I. A. Kosareva
  • S. V. Melnikova
  • E. V. Blinova
  • L. V. Bagmet
Research Article


An evaluation of diversity of aluminium (Al) tolerance of 180 genebank accessions of diploid, tetraploid and hexaploid of wild Avena species from the world collection of the N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (VIR) showed that the accessions with a high degree of aluminium tolerance belonged to the diploids A. canariensis, A. longiglumis and A. wiestii, the tetraploids A. barbata, A. vaviloviana, and hexaploids A. ludoviciana and A. sterilis. A comparison of the data on Al tolerance with the soil conditions demonstrated that most highly tolerance accessions tend to be collected on different type of soils. According to the results of the principal component analysis, preliminary screening for Al tolerance can be carried out among hexaploid species with higher degree of plant resistance to pathogens.


Aluminium tolerance Avena Collecting sites Geographical analysis Principal component analysis Types of soils Wild species 



From 2014 this research and preparation of the manuscript was supported by the Russian Scientific Foundation Project No. 14-16-00072.


This study was funded by the Russian Scientific Foundation Project No. 14-16-00072.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. G. Loskutov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • I. A. Kosareva
    • 1
  • S. V. Melnikova
    • 2
  • E. V. Blinova
    • 1
  • L. V. Bagmet
    • 1
  1. 1.N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (VIR)Saint-PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.St-Petersburg State UniversitySaint-PetersburgRussia

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