DETECTION OF MULTIPLE DENOMINATIONS OF THE SAME FIG GENOTYPES GROWN IN SOUTHERN ITALY

P. Resta, M. Roselli, M.A. Palasciano, F. Lamaj, G. Fanizza, E. Ferrara
Over the past fifty years there has been a progressing decline in fig cultivation in Italy, particularly in Puglia, where there are about one hundred fig denominations known, in small orchards scattered throughout the region, not yet evaluated and classified for their genetic similarities. A group of 38 genotypes were compared over 363 AFLP loci generated by 14 primer combinations, and 115 polymorphic descriptors were found. Besides confirming the high genetic variation of Apulian fig germplasm, the results identify hypothesised cases of synonymy, such as Petrelli, S. Giovanni, Bianco d’Oria, S. Antonio (and “Delta3”), as well as novel cases, such as: Dottato di Sava – Dottato Marchese di Cosenza; Fico Nero di Crotone – Fico Troiano; and Fiorone della Regina – Zingarello Nero – Rosso di Triggiano.
Resta, P., Roselli, M., Palasciano, M.A., Lamaj, F., Fanizza, G. and Ferrara, E. (2008). DETECTION OF MULTIPLE DENOMINATIONS OF THE SAME FIG GENOTYPES GROWN IN SOUTHERN ITALY . Acta Hortic. 798, 169-176
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2008.798.23
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2008.798.23
UPGMA, genetic diversity, fingerprinting, classification, Ficus
English

Acta Horticulturae