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Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding (The)
Year : 2012, Volume : 72, Issue : 4
First page : ( 484) Last page : ( 487)
Print ISSN : 0019-5200. Online ISSN : 0975-6906.

AFLP diversity of teak clonal seed orchard

Sreekanth P. M.*, Balasundaran M.**

Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur-680 653

*Corresponding author's E-mail: sreekanthpm@gmail.com

**Present address: Biotechnology and Applied Genetics, Bangalore City College New Campus, Kalyan Nagar, Banaswadi Outer Ring Road, Bangalore 43

Online published on 11 December, 2012.

Abstract

The extent of genetic variation in a Clonal Seed Orchard (CSO) revealed low genetic variation, and the UPGMA dendrogram constructed with genetic similarity data did not yield a firm pattern with respect to the geographic location of the mother tree. In the CSO, all the flowered clones were not able to produce seeds. Seed germination showed that only two clones were able to germinate. Mantel test showed that genetic distance was positively correlated to height and Gbh and negatively related to flowering of clones in the orchard.

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Keywords

Teak, AFLP, clonal seed orchard, diversity, Gbh.

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