GENETIC RELATIONSHIP AND POLYMORPHISM OF TURKISH MYRTLES (MYRTUS COMMUNIS L.) AS REVEALED BY INTER SIMPLE SEQUENCE REPEAT (ISSR)


Simsek O., Donmez D., Saridas M. A., Paydas-Kargi S., Aka-Kacar Y.

APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, vol.18, no.1, pp.1141-1149, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.15666/aeer/1801_11411149
  • Journal Name: APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Environment Index, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1141-1149
  • Keywords: molecular marker, PCR, genetic diversity, plant genetic resources, different fruit-colored, POPULATIONS, WILD, LANDSCAPE, DIVERSITY
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Myrtle is known native to Southern Europe and North Africa and was naturally grown in tropical and subtropical regions. Myrtle could be grown successfully in soils under hot, arid environments. Myrtle has several genotypes with yellowish-white or bluish-black colored fruits. The present study aimed to investigate genetic diversity among myrtle genotypes with different fruit colors from different parts of Turkey. A total of 28 myrtle genotypes were collected from Adana, Mersin, Hatay provinces of Turkey. 19 ISSR primers were used for the characterization of the 28 myrtle genotypes. In total, 19 ISSR primers produced 99 clear and reproducible DNA band profiles, 89 of which were polymorphic. Therefore, the average polymorphic was 89.90%. In conclusion, we determined that the ISSR molecular markers could differentiate the white and dark-fruited myrtle genotypes. Myrtle genotypes were also separated according to their geographical origin.