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Annual Research & Review in Biology, ISSN: 2347-565X,Vol.: 8, Issue.: 5

Review Article

Molecular Genetic Markers for Assessing the Genetic Variation and Relationships in Lactuca Germplasm


Mohamed A. El-Esawi1*

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

Article Information


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


(1) Duc Thanh Nguyen, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam.

(2) Sunil Kumar Singh, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, India.

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The genus Lactuca L. belonging to the Asteraceae family, is widely distributed in different geographical and ecological areas. Lettuce and most of the other species of the genus Lactuca L. have been cultivated for their economic and medicinal importance. This review summarizes recent knowledge of the application of biochemical (isozymes) and molecular technologies (restriction fragment length polymorphism; random amplified polymorphic DNA; amplified fragment length polymorphism; microsatellites or simple sequence repeats; single nucleotide polymorphism) in Lactuca germplasm in order to better understand the genetic variation, interspecific relationships, taxonomy and breeding as a basis for further research studies. Undoubtedly, this would in turn provide a better platform for germplasm improvement, utilization and conservation.

Keywords :

Biochemical markers; conservation; genetic variation; Lactuca; molecular marker technologies.

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DOI : 10.9734/ARRB/2015/20647

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