Genetic Structure of Foxtail Millet Landraces

  • Kenji Fukunaga
Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)


Studies on the genetic structure of foxtail millet landraces are reviewed. Several genetic works based on intraspecific hybrid pollen semi-sterility, isozymes, ribosomal DNA (rDNA) RFLP, nuclear RFLP, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) RFLP, RAPD, AFLP, transposon display (TD) markers, and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were carried out to investigate genetic structure of foxtail millet accessions mainly from Eurasia. Most of the works suggested that China is the center of diversity of foxtail millet and landraces were differentiated in local geographical groups.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Prefectural University of HiroshimaShobaraJapan

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