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Population Genetics/Genomics

Chaudhry, Shazad [1], Obae, Samuel [1].

Genetic Diversity of Aronia melanocarpa Germplasm Accessions Based on Novel Microsatellite Markers.

Recent research reports about the health benefits of Aronia juice has sparked worldwide interest in Aronia fruit. As such, breeding efforts to develop superior cultivars of Aronia for commercial cultivation in the U.S. are underway. The objective of this study was to assess the genetic diversity of Aronia melanocarpa accessions currently maintained in the Aronia germplasm collection at the University of Connecticut. Forty eight accessions were analyzed at 7 microsatellites loci. A total of 75 alleles were generated, of which 99% were polymorphic. Only 5 of the 48 accessions evaluated were genetically similar. Cumulatively, this implies that substantial genetic diversity exists among the germplasm accessions to support Aronia breeding.

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1 - Stevenson University, Biology, 11200 Ted Herget Way, Owings Mills, MD, 21117, USA


Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Population Genetics/Genomics
Location: Exhibit Hall/Omni Hotel
Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PPG002
Abstract ID:296
Candidate for Awards:None

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