Journal article

Diversity analysis and species identification in Lens using PCR generated markers

R Ford, ECK Pang, PWJ Taylor

EUPHYTICA | SPRINGER | Published : 1997


Using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis we assessed the genetic relationships between 16 accessions and cultivars of lentil (Lens culinaris ssp. culinaris) in the Australian lentil breeding program. All lines exhibited polymorphism with a maximum dissimilarity value of 0.36. This indicated a limited degree of genetic variation. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with primers based on the flanking regions of the 5S rRNA gene from Pisum sativum amplified the non-translated spacer (NTS) region from within the 5S rRNA gene of Lens. Three distinct amplification banding patterns differentiated between restricted genomic DNA of Lens spp. L. culinaris ssp. culinaris and L. culinaris ssp...

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