Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, ( ISI ), Volume (40), No (1), Year (2012-1) , Pages (261-268)

Title : ( Evaluation of Genetic Diversity of Iranian Pomegranate Cultivars Using Fruit Morphological Characteristics and AFLP Markers )

Authors: , Ali Tehranifar , Mohammad Farsi , Amin Mirshamsi kakhki , Seyyed Hossein Neamati , Mehdi Khayyat ,

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The present research evaluated the diversity of a number of Iranian pomegranate cultivars using fruit morphological characteristics and AFLP markers. Thirty-one pomegranate cultivars were collected from Yazd Pomegranate Collection in Iran to study their diversity. Seven AFLP primer combinations were used to amplify a total of 112 polymorphic fragments (47.26%). By use of AFLPs, a low genetic diversity level was detected among cultivars. The relationship between fruit characteristics was analyzed using the principal component analysis (PCA). The cluster analysis based on both fruit characteristics and AFLP data indicated that cultivars were not grouped according to their geographic origins. Moreover, the correlation between the diversity matrix based on fruit characteristics and Dice’s genetic similarity coefficient was insignificant (r=0.06). The results obtained from this study can improve the conservation and management of pomegranate germplasm resources and could be helpful in optimizing breeding programs.

Keywords

, AFLPs, fruit characteristics, genetic diversity, Iranian pomegranate,
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@article{paperid:1029012,
author = {, and Tehranifar, Ali and Farsi, Mohammad and Mirshamsi Kakhki, Amin and Neamati, Seyyed Hossein and Khayyat, Mehdi},
title = {Evaluation of Genetic Diversity of Iranian Pomegranate Cultivars Using Fruit Morphological Characteristics and AFLP Markers},
journal = {Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca},
year = {2012},
volume = {40},
number = {1},
month = {January},
issn = {0255-965X},
pages = {261--268},
numpages = {7},
keywords = {AFLPs; fruit characteristics; genetic diversity; Iranian pomegranate; markers},
}

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%T Evaluation of Genetic Diversity of Iranian Pomegranate Cultivars Using Fruit Morphological Characteristics and AFLP Markers
%A ,
%A Tehranifar, Ali
%A Farsi, Mohammad
%A Mirshamsi Kakhki, Amin
%A Neamati, Seyyed Hossein
%A Khayyat, Mehdi
%J Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca
%@ 0255-965X
%D 2012

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