ASSESSMENT OF GENETIC VARIABILITY BETWEEN INBRED AND SIBLINES OF LATVIAN ORIGIN CUCUMBER POPULATION USING RAPD MARKERS
The proper management of plant genetic resources, ex situ conservation in gene banks requires the selection of genetically distinct accessions for long-term preservation. The conservation of vegetable resources in the Latvian Gene Bank is prioritised particularly for the cultivars of local origin, old cultivars and landraces. Due to improper seed propagation the old cucumber cultivar Dindoņa Zaļie Ķekaru was contaminated and became a population with a broad spectrum of phenotypic and genotypic diversity. Population dividing in different genotypes was started by inbreeding and family selection (sibline). This study aimed to detect genetic diversity between lines by using RAPD markers. In total 53 primers were tested for 17 inbred and siblines, derived from the population of Dindoņa Zaļie Ķekaru, and for one sample of a local cultivar Grīvas. We find polymorphism between lines for 26 primers, one primer was monomorphic, and with the other 26 primers there was no stated amplification. As expected, middle to high genetic diversity was established between the lines. Polymorphic loci varied from 50 to 100%.
Lepse, L., Rashal, I. and Aka-Kacar, Y. (2014). ASSESSMENT OF GENETIC VARIABILITY BETWEEN INBRED AND SIBLINES OF LATVIAN ORIGIN CUCUMBER POPULATION USING RAPD MARKERS. Acta Hortic. 1033, 31-38
genetic resources, molecular markers, morphological markers, Cucumis sativus L.