Molecular Characterization of Three Cultivars of Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum L.) in South-West Nigeria Using SSR Markers

Ajenifujah-Solebo S. O. A. • Ingelbrecht I. • Isu N. A. • Olorode O. • Obioh G. I. B. 1 more

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Abstract

Molecular characterisation of local tomato cultivars – Ibadan Local (IbL), Ife and JM94/46 (JM) were assessed using simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. Out of ten SSR primer pairs used, three primer pairs were able to differentiate amplified genomic DNA of the cultivars. Unweighted Pair Group Method Using Arithmetic Average (UPGMA) cluster analysis of the data showed a close relationship between IbL and Ife with a genetic distance (GD) of 0.067; Ife and JM had GD of 0.2 and JM and Ife had GD of 0.25.

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International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology

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