Genetic diversity analysis among selected short duration chickpea cultivars and breeding lines based on STMS markers

DOI: 10.18805/lr.v0iOF.11299    | Article Id: LR-3498 | Page : 851-859
Citation :- Genetic diversity analysis among selected short duration chickpeacultivars and breeding lines based on STMS markers .Legume Research.2016.(39):851-859

Syeda Asma Koinain*1, V.S. Hegde2 and C. Bharadwaj3

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Department of Genetics and Plant breeding, Agriculture College, Dharwad-580 005, India.

Submitted Date : 6-04-2015
Accepted Date : 31-08-2015


Genetic diversity among 30 chickpea genotypes was evaluated using simple sequence repeat (SSR) molecular markers. The studies using Sequence Tagged Microsatellite Site (STMS) markers markers revealed that among the primers used across the genotypes produced a total of 35 alleles representing 21 SSR loci with frequencies ranging from one to two (mean 1.66) alleles per locus. Polymorphic Information Content (PIC) ranged from 0.098 to 0.500 (CAM0443, CAM0446). These primers might be an effective and useful tool to determine the genetic differences among chickpea genotypes and to study the phylogenetic relationships. Polymorphic percentage was 96.42. Hierarchical neighbour-joining UPGMA cluster analysis based on simple matching similarity matrix resolved the 30 genotypes into seven clusters. Based on STMS markers highest similarity index 0.850 was observed between BGD 72 and Annigeri-1whereas BGD 9920 and ICC 92944 showed the lowest similarity index 0.214 between them. The STMS clustering pattern indicated the presence of wide genetic diversity between the genotypes. Overall, the study ascertained that SSRs provide powerful marker tools in revealing genetic diversity and relationships in chickpeas, thereby proving useful for selection of parents in breeding programs and also for DNA fingerprinting for identification of cultivars.


Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) Dendrogram Genetic diversity Polymorphism STMS marker.


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