Molecules 2009, 14(11), 4546-4569; doi:10.3390/molecules14114546
Review

Simple Sequence Repeat Polymorphisms (SSRPs) for Evaluation of Molecular Diversity and Germplasm Classification of Minor Crops

1, 2 and 3,4,* email
Received: 13 September 2009; in revised form: 5 November 2009 / Accepted: 10 November 2009 / Published: 10 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Diversity Feature Papers)
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Abstract: Evaluation of the genetic diversity among populations is an essential prerequisite for the preservation of endangered species. Thousands of new accessions are introduced into germplasm institutes each year, thereby necessitating assessment of their molecular diversity before elimination of the redundant genotypes. Of the protocols that facilitate the assessment of molecular diversity, SSRPs (simple sequence repeat polymorphisms) or microsatellite variation is the preferred system since it detects a large number of DNA polymorphisms with relatively simple technical complexity. The paucity of information on DNA sequences has limited their widespread utilization in the assessment of genetic diversity of minor or neglected crop species. However, recent advancements in DNA sequencing and PCR technologies in conjunction with sophisticated computer software have facilitated the development of SSRP markers in minor crops. This review examines the development and molecular nature of SSR markers, and their utilization in many aspects of plant genetics and ecology.
Keywords: genetic diversity; germplasm; DNA polymorphism; molecular markers; SSR
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Park, Y.-J.; Lee, J.K.; Kim, N.-S. Simple Sequence Repeat Polymorphisms (SSRPs) for Evaluation of Molecular Diversity and Germplasm Classification of Minor Crops. Molecules 2009, 14, 4546-4569.

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Park Y-J, Lee JK, Kim N-S. Simple Sequence Repeat Polymorphisms (SSRPs) for Evaluation of Molecular Diversity and Germplasm Classification of Minor Crops. Molecules. 2009; 14(11):4546-4569.

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Park, Yong-Jin; Lee, Ju Kyong; Kim, Nam-Soo. 2009. "Simple Sequence Repeat Polymorphisms (SSRPs) for Evaluation of Molecular Diversity and Germplasm Classification of Minor Crops." Molecules 14, no. 11: 4546-4569.

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