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Low level of polymorphism detected by SSR probes in bread wheat

Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131, Sharma, P.C., Gupta, P.K., Balyan, H.S., Ramesh, B., Roy, J.K., Kumar, A. and Sen, A. (1998) Low level of polymorphism detected by SSR probes in bread wheat. Plant Breeding, 117 (2). pp. 182-184.

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In-gel hybridization patterns were studied in a set of nine diverse bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em. Thell) genotypes using 23 simple sequence repeat (SSR) probes in combination with 14 different restriction enzymes. Multilocus fingerprints due to SSR probes, shown earlier to be characteristic of a majority of plant genomes, were not obtained and only a very low level of polymorphism was detected when using as many as 142 probe-enzyme combinations. The hybridization of a prominent solitary high molecular weight fragment (> 23 kb) with a number of SSR probes suggested the presence of these SSRs (microsatellites) within the long stretches of repeated DNA sequences. This indicates that the genome of bread wheat differs from that of other plants in the organization and distribution of SSRs and that SSR probes detect very little polymorphism.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
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