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Twenty one polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized from turmeric (Curcuma longa L.). These markers were screened across thirty accessions.The number of alleles observed for each locus ranged from two to eight with an average of4.7 alleles per locus. The discrimination power of these markers ranged from 0.25 to 0.67 (average 0.6). The simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers can complement the currently available SSR markers and would be useful for the genetic analysis of turmeric accessions.


Curcuma longa microsatellites triploid turmeric

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Sheeja T.E

Division of Crop Improvement and Biotechnology

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T.E, S., Kizhakayil, D., Sheeja, T. E., Sasikumar, B., Bhat, A. I., & Parthasarathy, V. A. (2013). Novel polymorphic microsatellite markers from turmeric, Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae). Acta Botanica Croatica, 72(2). Retrieved from

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