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Genetic Variability and Structure of Fragaria nilgerrensis Schlecht. Germplasm in Sichuan Province

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Horticultural Research Institute, Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Chengdu 610066, China
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Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Key Laboratory of Bio-Resources and Eco-Environment, Ministry of Education, College of Life Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
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School of Food and Biological Engineering, Chengdu University, Chengdu 610106, China
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Academic Editor: Sergio Ruffo Roberto
Horticulturae 2021, 7(10), 353; https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7100353
Received: 19 August 2021 / Revised: 25 September 2021 / Accepted: 26 September 2021 / Published: 1 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Prospects of Using Wild Plant Species in Horticulture)
Fragaria nilgerrensis Schlecht. (wild strawberry) is widely distributed in Southwest China, characterized by stress tolerance and the fruits of a notable peach aroma. So far there is only limited knowledge of variability and genetic structure in this species. Using AFLP markers, we investigated the genetic variability of 37 plants of F. nilgerrensis sampled in six main mountain areas of Sichuan Province and analyzed their genetic structure. Genetic similarity according to Nei and Li was used for cluster analysis based on UPGMA method and Agglomerative Hierarchical Clustering. Stratification of plants into more distinctive genetic groups was determined using Bayesian structure analysis. Six primer combinations produced a total of 1302 fragments of which 818 (62.8%) were polymorphic. Bayesian analysis showed the 37 plants of F. nilgerrensis grouped into five distinctive genetic groups. Most of the plants from the same mountain area clustered into the same genetic group, indicating each area as an area with the unique genetic profile. The genetic parameters analyzed here indicate a huge genetic variability of F. nilgerrensis in Sichuan Province. Our results provide reference data for surveying and protecting the germplasm resources of F. nilgerrensis that could be used in strawberry breeding programs. View Full-Text
Keywords: F. nilgerrensis; wild strawberry; variability; AFLP; Bayesian cluster analysis F. nilgerrensis; wild strawberry; variability; AFLP; Bayesian cluster analysis
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Li, H.; Bolarić, S.; Vokurka, A.; He, J.; Wang, D.; Li, X.; Mešić, A.; Wang, J.; Duralija, B. Genetic Variability and Structure of Fragaria nilgerrensis Schlecht. Germplasm in Sichuan Province. Horticulturae 2021, 7, 353. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7100353

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Li H, Bolarić S, Vokurka A, He J, Wang D, Li X, Mešić A, Wang J, Duralija B. Genetic Variability and Structure of Fragaria nilgerrensis Schlecht. Germplasm in Sichuan Province. Horticulturae. 2021; 7(10):353. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7100353

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Li, Hongwen, Snježana Bolarić, Aleš Vokurka, Jian He, Dong Wang, Xufeng Li, Aleksandar Mešić, Jianhui Wang, and Boris Duralija. 2021. "Genetic Variability and Structure of Fragaria nilgerrensis Schlecht. Germplasm in Sichuan Province" Horticulturae 7, no. 10: 353. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7100353

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