Molecular Characterization of Saffron-Potential Candidates for Crop Improvement

  • Javid Iqbal MIR University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J & K, 190006 (IN)
  • Nazeer AHMED Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, J & K, 190007 (IN)
  • Mudasir Hafiz KHAN Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, J & K, 190007 (IN)
  • Taseem Ahmad MOKHDOMI University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J & K, 190006 (IN)
  • Sajad Hussian WANI University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J & K, 190006 (IN)
  • Shoiab BUKHARI University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J & K, 190006 (IN)
  • Asif AMIN University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J & K, 190006 (IN)
  • Raies Ahmad QADRI University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J & K, 190006 (IN)
Keywords: Crocus sativus; genetic relationship; ISSR; molecular characterization; RAPD; SSR

Abstract

In this study, thirty one (31) morphologically distinct selections of saffron crop were used for molecular characterization. Molecular characterization was done through SSR, ISSR and RAPD markers. RAPD and ISSR markers showed significant variation; however, SSR markers did not reveal any variation between the selected clones. The Jaccard’s similarity coefficient ranged from 0.94 to 1.00 with an average of 0.98 among all 31 selections used. Minimum similarity value (0.94) was observed between CITH-S-107 and PAM-S-116 selections. The study provides sufficient knowledge to identify clones with better stigma characteristics for further crop improvement programs.

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Published
2015-03-20
How to Cite
MIR, J. I., AHMED, N., KHAN, M. H., MOKHDOMI, T. A., WANI, S. H., BUKHARI, S., AMIN, A., & QADRI, R. A. (2015). Molecular Characterization of Saffron-Potential Candidates for Crop Improvement. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 7(1), 81-89. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb719346
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Research articles
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DOI: 10.15835/nsb719346