Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 12, Issue 1,2014
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Determination of genetic diversity among Karaman apple landraces


Özlem Ateş Sönmezoğlu 1 *, Ayşegül Kütük 2

Recieved Date: 2013-11-30, Accepted Date: 2014-01-03


In Turkey, 2.6 milion tons apples were produced, while 75.4 milion tons apple were produced in the world. Turkey ranked fourth in the world’s in total apple production. Karaman province produced 17.3% of Turkey’s total apple plays major role and ranked second. Karaman province has a rich apple genetic diversity. Identification of apple landraces is important for apple breeding and production. In this study, genetic variability of 23 local and three registered cultivars collected from village and towns of Karaman were determined using 11 microsatellite markers. As a result of dendrogram analysis, apple genotypes were divided into two major groups and numerous subgroups, revealing a rich variation among the apple genotypes. Kokulu misket local cultivar formed a main branch itself whereas other apple genotypes formed the second main brunch. The results of this study confirm that SSRs can be employed successfully in genetic characterization of apple genotypes and evaluation of genetic resources.


Apple, Malus domestica, genetic diversity, landrace, SSR

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2014
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 52-54

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