Genetic characterization of autochthonous varieties of Lubeničarka pear using AFLP markers

  • Ljubomir Radoš University of Banjaluka, Faculty of Agriculture, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bojana Vučković University of Banjaluka, Faculty of Agriculture, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Tanja Krmpot University of Banjaluka, Faculty of Agriculture, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Aleš Vokurka University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Zlatan Kovačević University of Banjaluka, Faculty of Agriculture, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Abstract

In this paper, we present the results of the examination of the genetic characteristics of 7 autochthonous varieties of "Lubeničarka" pear (watermelon pear) that are typical for the Banjaluka region, using AFLP molecular markers. In order to reliably confirm that there are differences among selected varieties we have analyzed their genetic profiles using AFLP genetic markers and established, based on the Jaccard similarity coefficient, that there is a genetic variability among the studied varieties. Furthermore, based on these analyzes we have classified these varieties into 3 groups of which variety G_19 has a very large coefficient (0.4369) when compared to other varieties. These results might be immensely important for present and future pear breeding and genetic improvement program.

Published
2019-12-24
How to Cite
RADOŠ, Ljubomir et al. Genetic characterization of autochthonous varieties of Lubeničarka pear using AFLP markers. Genetics & Applications, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 42-47, dec. 2019. ISSN 2566-431X. Available at: <http://www.genapp.ba/index.php/genapp/article/view/103>. Date accessed: 04 dec. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.31383/ga.vol3iss3pp42-47.
Section
Short communications