Molecular Markers for Genetic Diversity Studies in African Leafy Vegetables

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dc.identifier.uri Omondi, Emmanuel O. Debener, Thomas Linde, Marcus Abukutsa-Onyango, Mary Dinssa, Fekadu F. Winkelmann, Traud 2017-05-22T11:59:04Z 2017-05-22T11:59:04Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Omondi, E.O.; Debener, T.; Linde, M.; Abukutsa-Onyango, M.; Dinssa, F.F. et al.: Molecular Markers for Genetic Diversity Studies in African Leafy Vegetables. In: Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology 7 (2016), S. 188-197. DOI:
dc.description.abstract African leafy vegetables are becoming important crops in tackling nutrition and food security in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, since they provide important micronutrients and vitamins, and help resource-poor farm families bridge lean periods of food shortage. Genetic diversity studies are essential for crop improvement programmes as well as germplasm conservation efforts, and research on genetic diversity of these vegetables using molecular markers has been increasing over time. Diversity studies have evolved from the use of morphological and biochemical markers to molecular markers. Molecular markers provide valuable data, since they detect mostly selectively neutral variations at the DNA level. They are well established and their strengths and limitations have been described. New marker types are being developed from a combination of the strengths of the basic techniques to improve sensitivity, reproducibility, polymorphic information content, speed and cost. This review discusses the principles of some of the established molecular markers and their application to genetic diversity studies of African leafy vegetables with a main focus on the most common Solanum, Amaranthus, Cleome and Vigna species. eng
dc.description.sponsorship BMBF/HORTINLEA
dc.description.sponsorship BMZ
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Delaware : Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology 7 (2016), Nr. 3
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 Unported
dc.subject AFLPs eng
dc.subject Allozymes eng
dc.subject Amaranthus eng
dc.subject Cleome eng
dc.subject ISSRs eng
dc.subject Microsatellites eng
dc.subject RAPDs eng
dc.subject SNPs eng
dc.subject Solanum eng
dc.subject SSRs eng
dc.subject Vigna eng
dc.subject.ddc 570 | Biowissenschaften, Biologie ger
dc.subject.ddc 580 | Pflanzen (Botanik) ger
dc.title Molecular Markers for Genetic Diversity Studies in African Leafy Vegetables eng
dc.type Article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 2156-8502
dc.relation.issn 2156-8456
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 3
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 7
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 188
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage 197
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