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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2020

ECPGR recommended simple sequence repeat loci for analyses of European plum (Prunus domestica) collections

Nybom, Hilde; Giovannini, Daniela; Ordidge, Matthew; Hjeltnes, Stein Harald; Grahić, Jasmin; Gasi, Fuad


A set of nine Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) loci, approved by the ECPGR Prunus working group, are proposed as a standard set for genotyping European plum accessions. These loci show sufficient reliability in spite of problems caused by hexaploidy. Polymorphism in the loci is high and enables differentiation between unique plum accessions as well as analyses of genetic grouping and overall genetic structure. A set of seven reference accessions are described. A compiled dataset with allelic information for 165 accessions is presented. Genetic structure reveals three different K-values (2, 4 and 9) demonstrating a major dichotomy between Prunus insititia-related accessions and cultivars belonging to Prunus domestica sensu stricto, as well as differentiation among minor subgroups defined by pomological traits and geographical origin.


DNA fingerprint; genetic resources; molecular markers

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Genetic resources
2020, volume: 1, number: 1

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Breeding
Giovannini, Daniela
The Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA)
Ordidge, Matthew
University of Reading
Hjeltnes, Stein Harald
Njøs Fruit and Berry Centre
Grahić, Jasmin
University of Sarajevo
Gasi, Fuad
University of Sarajevo

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