Assessment of molecular diversity in selected maize inbreds

Mukharib, D.S. and Patil, V.S. and Biradar, D.P. and Salimath, P.M. and Chimmad, V.P. (2010) Assessment of molecular diversity in selected maize inbreds. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 23 (3). pp. 409-412.

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Analysis of the extent and distribution of genetic diversity in crop plants is essential for optimizing sampling and breeding strategies. Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA marker was used to assess genetic diversity in a selected group of maize inbred lines. A high level of polymorphism of 73.02 per cent was detected among the genotypes. The maximum genetic distance of 29.7 per cent was detected between CM-202 and KDMI-16. While, the minimum genetic distance of 12.8 per cent was observed between KDMI-04 and CI-05. The results indicated that variation can be attributed to use of random primers as well as variation that naturally occur in the genotypes. Therefore, the study indicated that RAPD marker are successful in identifying genetic diversity in maize inbred lines.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Agronomy, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005, India.
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2010 21:14
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2010 20:53
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