S-genotyping of wild-grown apricots from Gümüşhane province in Turkey
Middle Asian countries in particular Turkey have rich wild apricot germplasm. Wild apricots show great diversity in Middle Asian countries including Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan etc. In present study the S-genotypes of 40 wild-growing apricots (Prunus armeniaca L.) sampled from different directions of Gumushane region of Turkey were determined by PCR amplification of the S-RNase intron regions and SFB gene in order to characterize their sexual (in) compatibility phenotype. We determined nine previously described S genotype and among them S2 was the most frequent S-allele. Fourteen out of 40 genotypes had S2 in the tested genotypes, and followed by S3 (13), S8 (11), S19 (11), S12 (6), S6, S7, S11 (3), and S13 (1), respectively. A total of 19 different S-genotypes were assigned to the tested genotypes and S2S9 was the most frequent. The results are also indicated self-compatibility allele, SC was not present in germplasm, indicating that all genotypes are self-incompatible.
Bozhuyuk, R., Ercişli, S., Sagbas, H.I., Ilhan, G. and Ozkan, G. (2020). S-genotyping of wild-grown apricots from Gümüşhane province in Turkey. Acta Hortic. 1290, 77-82
apricot, S alleles, germplasm characterization, intron regions