Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 169–173 | Cite as

RAPD based genetic variability among cultivated varieties of Aonla (Indian Gooseberry, Phyllanthus emblica L.)

  • A. K. Chaurasia
  • V. R. Subramaniam
  • Bal Krishna
  • P. V. Sane
Short Communication


Aonla, the Indian Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) is widely grown in India due to its neutraceutical properties. Investigations on the use of RAPD markers enabled us to estimate genetic variability among commercially cultivated varieties. This study also enabled us to distinguish these varieties using a set of four decamer primers, which was otherwise difficult by using morphological markers. Cluster analysis revealed three different groups of varieties directly associated to their place of origin. RAPD markers were also able to differentiate varieties of same origin or even selection from same parents. This information can be used for identification of varieties and further crop improvement programme.

Key words

Aonla Phyllanthus emblica RAPD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Chaurasia
  • V. R. Subramaniam
  • Bal Krishna
  • P. V. Sane

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