, Volume 105, Issue 3, pp 183–189 | Cite as

Phylogeny and relationships in Daucus based on restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) of the chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes

  • B.S. Vivek
  • Philipp W. Simon


Chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) restriction site analysis of nine species of Daucus (covering four of five sections) and nine carrot accessions was done using 14 Petunia cpDNA clones as probes and 10 restriction enzymes. Cladistic analysis yielded a phylogeny generally concordant with a recent morphological classification. A cpDNA insertion-deletion mutation was found in the cultivated carrots (probe P10– Bgl II digest). Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) restriction site analysis of the same material using four maize mtDNA clones as probes and 10 enzymes exhibited extensive mitochondrial diversity in Daucus, both within and between sections.

carrot cladistic genetic diversity phenetic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B.S. Vivek
    • 1
  • Philipp W. Simon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HorticultureUSDA-ARS, Vegetable Crops Research UnitWisconsin-MadisonU.S.A

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