Genetic diversity studies in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) using RAPD markers

Authors

  • Susheel Sharma School of Biotechnology, SKUAST-J, Jammu- 180 009, J&K Author
  • Suhasini Pradhan School of Biotechnology, SKUAST-J, Jammu- 180 009, J&K Author
  • Prakriti Khajuria School of Biotechnology, SKUAST-J, Jammu- 180 009, J&K Author
  • Aejaz Ahmad Dar School of Biotechnology, SKUAST-J, Jammu- 180 009, J&K Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61180/tc34nf13

Keywords:

RAPD, Diversity, cucumber, similarity index

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to assess genetic
diversity in 19 genotypes of cucumber using 14 randomly
amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. About 125
amplicons in the range of 5 to 13 with the average of 8.93
bands per primer were produced with 100 per cent
polymorphism. Polymorphic information content had
maximum value of 0.44 with primer OPC02 and minimum of
0.17 with primer OPA02. The highest marker index value of
4.13 was obtained for primer OPC08 and lowest of 1.21 for
primer OPA09. The highest value of resolving power of 6.53 was reported with primer OPC08 and lowest value of 1.47 with primer OPA09. Primers OPC02 and OPC08 were reported as best informative markers for overall estimation of genetic diversity of cucumber crop. Jaccard’s similarity coefficient ranged from 0.09–0.80 with the maximum value of 0.80 between Sikkim Local and Pouni Local genotypes and minimum of 0.09 between AAUC-1 and Gyn-C, AAUC-1 and DWD, Akhnoor Local and Gyn-C, WI-2757 and Gyn-C, K75
and DWD. The study can be helpful for variety identification, development of heterotic combinations by exploiting the
genotypes with low similarity values and molecular breeding for improvement of cucumber.

Published

2017-06-30

How to Cite

Genetic diversity studies in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) using RAPD markers. (2017). Vegetable Science, 44(01), 34-37. https://doi.org/10.61180/tc34nf13

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