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Genetic diversity among and between 16 cultivars of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L) Millsp.) and its wild relatives (C. albicans and C. lineatus) analysed using RAPD

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Most of the diversity was among the wild relatives of pigeon pea or between the wild and cultivated species. The reason for narrow genetic diversity in pigeonpea and in other pulses could be that only few genotypes with high degree of relatedness have been used as parents in the breeding programs


On the basis of results based on present study and previous studies on pigeonpea we can conclude that there is an urgent need to incorporate diverse parents in breeding programmes of pigeonpea and generate more DNA markers which can be useful in molecular breeding programmes of this crop

Dr Anurag Yadav
Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University

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This page is a summary of: Genetic Diversity of Pigeonpea (<i>Cajanus cajan</i> (L.) Millsp.) Cultivars and Its Wild Relatives Using Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Markers, American Journal of Plant Sciences, January 2012, Scientific Research Publishing, Inc,,
DOI: 10.4236/ajps.2012.33038.
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