Development of EST-SSR Markers to Assess Genetic Diversity in Elettaria Cardamomum Maton

  • N Anjali Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
  • Sowmya S Dharan Department of Plant Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram 695522
  • F Nadiya Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
  • K K Sabu Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Division, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram 695562
Keywords: EST-SSR, microsatellite, genetic diversity, Elettaria cardamomum, cardamom, marker development

Abstract

Elettaria cardamomum Maton is one of the most ancient and valuable spice crops. Cardamom is cultivated following intensive pesticide usage where alleles present in the wild cardamom genotypes could positively contribute towards genetic improvement of the cultivars. However, the genetic map or whole-genome sequence of E. cardamomum is not available and very limited information on simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers are publicly available. We have tested whether SSRs from Curcuma longa can be used to analyze genetic diversity E. cardamomum.

Int J Appl Sci Biotechnol, Vol 3(2): 188-192

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v3i2.12380  

 

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Author Biographies

N Anjali, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
PhD student
Sowmya S Dharan, Department of Plant Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram 695522
MSc student
K K Sabu, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Division, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram 695562
Educated in the field of Plant Sciences and has working experience in genetics, biotechnology and bioinformatics since 1995. He has published 22 research articles in national/international journals and participated in many conferences held in India, Malaysia, and Australia. Presently, working as Scientist at Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Division, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) in Thiruvananthapuram, India. Research interests include analysis of genetic diversity and characterization of miRNAs in wild cardamom, study of phylogeny, genetic diversity, population structure and differentiation of rattan palms, etc.
Published
2015-06-25
How to Cite
Anjali, N., Dharan, S., Nadiya, F., & Sabu, K. K. (2015). Development of EST-SSR Markers to Assess Genetic Diversity in Elettaria Cardamomum Maton. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 3(2), 188-192. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v3i2.12380
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