Molecular analysis of genetic variation in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). II. International cultivar spectrum

A. Braun, K. Schullehner, G. Wenzel

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Abstract

Seventy-five commercial potato cultivars orginating from North America, Europe and Japan were analysed using AFLP and SSR markers to assess their genetic relationships. Results of cluster and principal coordinate analysis reflect in most cases known pedigree information. Independent of the marker system used it was possible to identify groups based on their geographical descent. Cultivars from Central and East Europe formed two overlapping pools. An Anglo-American gene pool was also identified. Additionally, principal coordinate analysis based on AFLP data uncovered that this pool is subdivided in two groups. One group is more closely related to the European pools and dominated by cultivars with immediate background of cv. Kathadin. Japanese cultivars gave no distinct cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-99
Number of pages7
JournalPotato Research
Volume47
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Keywords

  • AFLP
  • Genetic relationships
  • Pedigree verification
  • SSR

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