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Analysis of the mitochondrial DNA of the somatic hybrids of Solanum brevidens and S. tuberosum using non-radioactive digoxigenin-labelled DNA probes

Xu, Y.S., Jones, M.G.K., Karp, A. and Pehu, E. (1993) Analysis of the mitochondrial DNA of the somatic hybrids of Solanum brevidens and S. tuberosum using non-radioactive digoxigenin-labelled DNA probes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 85 (8). pp. 1017-1022.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00215042
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Abstract

Mitochondrial (mt) DNAs of somatic hybrids obtained by electrical and chemical fusion of mesophyll protoplasts of S. brevidens and a dihaploid line of S. tuberosum PDH 40 were analysed by Southern hybridization using the digoxigenin-labelled mtDNA sequences nad5 or orf25. In the Southern analysis of the hybrid mtDNA probed with nad5, most of the 19 hybrids analyzed had an RFLP pattern similar, but not identical, to one of the parents, S. tuberosum, PDH40. Nineteen percent of the hybrids had most of the S. brevidens fragments. Five of the hybrids had an identical RFLP pattern to either one of the parents while another two hybrids had novel RFLP patterns. Similar results were obtained by Southern analysis with orf25. These results clearly show that mtDNA rearrangements had occurred at a high frequency in the somatic hybrids. There were no differences in the frequencies of rearrangements observed between the hybrids regenerated from chemical and electrical fusions.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © 1993 Springer-Verlag.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19839
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