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Molecular marker analysis of ‘Shatangju’ and ‘Wuzishatangju’ mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco)

Huang Jianfeng, Qin Yonghua, Miao Hongxia, Zhang Chunyang, Ye Zixing, Hu Guibing

Abstract


‘Wuzishatangju’(Citrus reticulata Blanco) is an excellent cultivar derived from a bud sport of a seedy ‘Shatangju’ cultivar found in Guangdong Province in the 1980s. In this study, six molecular markers including random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR), simple sequence repeat (SSR), sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP), inter-retrotransposn amplified polymorphism (IRAP) and retrotransposon-microsatellite amplified polymorphism (REMAP) were used to study the genetic variations between ‘Shatangju’ and ‘Wuzishatangju’. 1196 RAPD, seven SSR, 28 IRAP and 56 REMAP primers were used to detect the genetic variations between ‘Shatangju’ and ‘Wuzishatangju’. However, no difference was observed between the two cultivars. These results indicate that there was a very close genetic relationship between ‘Shatangju’ and ‘Wuzishatangju’ and RAPD, SSR, IRAP and REMAP markers could not distinguish them. Two and 21 specific bands were obtained using 100 ISSR and 153 SRAP primers, respectively. The present research could be a valuable tool for identification of Citrus bud sport clones, which laid the foundations for the further study of the mechanisms of Citrus bud sports.

Key words: Citrus reticulata Blanco, random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR), simple sequence repeat (SSR), sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP), inter-retrotransposon amplified polymorphism (IRAP), retrotransposon-microsatellite amplified polymorphism (REMAP), identification.




http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB11.3495
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