MORPHOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION - NOMENCLATURE AMBIGUITY IN INDIAN MANGOES

C. Vasugi, M.R. Dinesh, K.V. Ravishankar, B. Padmakar
Mango (Mangifera indica), ‘The King of Fruits’, is one of the most popular and choicest fruits of India. Over 1000 cultivars are said to exist in the country. The large variability available in India has not been exploited to the full potential for use in various forms and still a lot of indigenous germplasm has not been characterized. Thus, the present study was aimed at characterization of mango germplasm to identify duplicates in the germplasm by morphological characterisation using standard Bioversity International Descriptor (IPGRI). The present investigations using both morphological and molecular methods (SSR) resulted in the identification of duplicate accessions viz., ‘Thumbebeedu’ and ‘Isagoor Appe’, ‘Dorganikayi’ and ‘Shahjahan’, ‘Peter’ and ‘Lal Pairi’ and clarified the ambiguity in nomenclature. However, molecular characterization using SSR markers of these synonyms differ with respect to a few loci which could be due to the changes in their locus.
Vasugi, C., Dinesh, M.R., Ravishankar, K.V. and Padmakar, B. (2013). MORPHOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION - NOMENCLATURE AMBIGUITY IN INDIAN MANGOES. Acta Hortic. 992, 331-339
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.992.44
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.992.44
mango, characterization, morphological, molecular, germplasm
English

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