Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 347–351 | Cite as

AFLP analysis to estimate the genetic contribution of parents to progeny from hybridization between Saxifraga sibirica L. and S. cernua L.

  • O. S. DymshakovaEmail author
  • V. L. Semerikov
  • M. Lascoux


It is shown that the method of amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) can be used to estimate the contribution of parent plants to the genome of the progeny from artificial crosses between Saxifraga cernua and S. sibirica. According to Nei’s (1972) genetic distances between plant groups, F1 plants are intermediate between the parent species but closer to S. cernua, probably because its genome size is twice that of S. sibirica. Conversely, B1 plants proved to be closer to S. sibirica, because the hybrid progeny were crossed back to this species.


Saxifraga cernua S. sibirica AFLP artificial crossing hybridization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. S. Dymshakova
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. L. Semerikov
    • 1
  • M. Lascoux
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Evolutionary Biology CentreUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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