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Restriction fragment variation in the nuclear and chloroplast genomes of cultivated and wild Sorghum bicolor.
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PMID:  24197318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Fifty-six accessions of cultivated and wild sorghum were surveyed for genetic diversity using 50 low-copy-number nuclear DNA sequence probes to detect restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs). These probes revealed greater genetic diversity in wild sorghum than in cultivated sorghum, including a larger number of alleles per locus and a greater portion of polymorphic loci in wild sorghum. In comparison to previously published isozyme analyses of the same accessions, RFLP analysis reveals a greater number of alleles per locus. Furthermore, many RFLP alleles have frequencies between 0.25-0.75, while the vast majority of isozyme alleles are either rare (< 0.25) or near fixation (> 0.75). Correlations between genetic and geographic distances among the accessions were stronger when calculated with RFLP than with isozyme data. Systematic relationships revealed by nuclear and chloroplast restriction site analysis indicate that cultivated sorghum is derived from the wild ssp. arundinaceum. The portion of the wild gene pool most genetically similar to the cultivars is from central-northeastern Africa. Previous published data also suggested that this is most likely the principal area of domestication of sorghum. Introgression between wild and cultivated sorghum was inferred from disconcordant relationships shown by nuclear and chloroplast DNA markers. Introgression apparently occurs infrequently enough that the crop and its wild relatives maintain distinct genetic constitutions.
P R Aldrich; J Doebley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  TAG. Theoretical and applied genetics. Theoretische und angewandte Genetik     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0040-5752     ISO Abbreviation:  Theor. Appl. Genet.     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
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Created Date:  2013-11-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0145600     Medline TA:  Theor Appl Genet     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-302     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, 55108, St. Paul, MN, USA.
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