CHARACTERIZATION OF SOME LOCAL SWEET CHERRY CULTIVARS IN IRAN USING SSR MARKERS
In this research work, Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs) were used to evaluate sweet cherry (Cerasus avium L.) cultivars in Iran. The results of SSR markers analysis indicated that a total of 120 alleles were detected by 11 SSR primer pairs, with an average of 10.91 putative alleles per primer combination which ranged from 4 to 18 for maximum and minimum alleles that were detected with primers. The size of alleles ranged from 105 to 291 bp. Heterozygosity values ranged from 0.71 to 0.92 with an average of 0.86 per primer combination. SSRs polymorphic fragments were used to calculate a similarity matrix and to perform UPGMA cluster analysis. The results of cluster analysis indicated 39 cultivars which were divided into 7 clusters. Most of the cultivars were grouped according to their pedigree. The results indicated that sweet cherry has a high level of genetic variation in Iran therefore we could conclude that Iran might be regarded as one of the major locations in the world where a wide variety of this crop is distributed.
Abdossi , V., Khalighi, A., Fatahi Moghadam , M.R., Talaie, A.R. and Bozari , N. (2011). CHARACTERIZATION OF SOME LOCAL SWEET CHERRY CULTIVARS IN IRAN USING SSR MARKERS. Acta Hortic. 918, 245-251
genetic diversity, identification, Cerasus avium L., molecular markers, genetic assessment