Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 158–162 | Cite as

Clonal micropropagation of a rare species Hedysarum theinum Krasnob. (Fabaceae) and assessment of the genetic stability of regenerated plants using ISSR markers

  • A. A. Erst
  • N. S. Zvyagina
  • T. I. Novikova
  • O. V. Dorogina
Plant Genetics


In the present study, a protocol was developed for the in vitro propagation of a rare medicinal plant, Hedysarum theinum (tea sweetvetch), from axillary buds, and identification of the regenerants was performed with the use of ISSR markers. It was demonstrated that Gamborg and Eveleigh medium supplemented with 5 μM 6-benzylaminopurine was the best for H. theinum for initial multiplication. On the other hand, half-strength Murashige and Skoog (MS) basal medium supplemented with 7 μM α-naphthaleneacetic acid proved to be the best for explant rooting. Molecular genetic analysis of the H. theinum mother plants and the obtained regenerants was performed with six ISSR markers. Depending on the primer, four to ten amplified fragments with sizes ranging from 250 to 3000 bp were identified. Our results confirmed the genetic stability of regenerants obtained in five passages and their identity to the mother plant.


Inter Simple Sequence Repeat Genetic Stability Naphthalene Acetic Acid ISSR Marker Genetic Fidelity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Erst
    • 1
  • N. S. Zvyagina
    • 1
  • T. I. Novikova
    • 1
  • O. V. Dorogina
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Siberian Botanical GardenSiberian branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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