Applying molecular genetics to underutilised species – problems and opportunities

Sean Mayes, and Ho, Wai Kuan and Presidor Kendabie, and Chai, Hui Hui and Siise Aliyu, and Aryo Feldman, and Razlin Azman Halimi, and Festo Massawe, and Sayed Azam-Ali, (2015) Applying molecular genetics to underutilised species – problems and opportunities. Malaysian Applied Biology, 44 (4). pp. 1-9. ISSN 0126-8643


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Molecular markers represent an important tool for marker-assisted breeding in major crop plant breeding programmes. Applying molecular genetics to underutilised and minor crop species is more challenging as the funds available to research and develop such crops are often severely limited. Bambara groundnut is an underutilised African legume crop with good drought tolerance. It is also grown at low levels in Southeast Asia. In this review we examine some of the applications of DNA markers and illustrate their value in bambara groundnut.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Underutilised crops; Bambara groundnut; Vigna subterranea (L) Verdc.; Marker-assisted selection; Molecular genetics; Fingerprinting; DNA markers
Journal:Malaysian Applied Biology Journal
ID Code:11784
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Deposited On:26 Jun 2018 01:13
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