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Annual Research & Review in Biology, ISSN: 2347-565X,Vol.: 8, Issue.: 4

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Taxonomic Relationships and Biochemical Genetic Characterization of Brassica Resources: Towards a Recent Platform for Germplasm Improvement and Utilization


Mohamed A. El-Esawi1*

1Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.

Article Information


(1) Paola Angelini, Department of Applied Biology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

(2) George Perry, Dean and Professor of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.


(1) Anonymous, Brazil.

(2) Usama K Abdel-Hameed, Ain Shams University, Egypt.

(3) Funda Eryilmaz Acikgoz, Namik Kemal University, Turkey.

(4) Norma Almaraz Abarca, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México.

Complete Peer review History: http://sciencedomain.org/review-history/11691


The genus Brassica L. is one of the most economically important genera in the family Brassicaceae. It has an essential role in agriculture and horticulture, as well as contributing to the economy and populations health. This genus includes numerous species comprising major vegetable and oilseed crops with various agronomic traits that need to be further characterized. The present paper highlights the current knowledge of taxonomy, chromosome number, genomic relationships, geographical distribution, origin, domestication, and breeding technologies of the six economically important Brassica species grown in Egypt, as well as describing their genetic diversity and relationships at the level of biochemical markers, including storage proteins and isozymes. This information would help developing new and more productive crops of disease resistant and highly agronomic traits, resulting in a recent platform for crop improvement and conservation.

Keywords :

Brassica species; taxonomy; genomic relationships; geographical distribution; origin; biochemical markers.

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DOI : 10.9734/ARRB/2015/20645

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