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Species relationship and population differentiation in Erodium (Geranaiceae) species using SCoT molecular markers

Mehri S., Kolbadi I., Shirafkanajirlou H.


Species identification is fundamentally important within the fields of biology, biogeography, ecology and conservation. Erodium Aiton (Geraniaceae) with 75 species is distributed in all continents except Antarctic. Its main diversification center is Mediterranean region with 62 species. There are 15 annual and perennial Erodium species in Iran. In spite vast distribution of many Erodium species that grow in Iran, there are no available reports on their genetic diversity, mode of divergence and patterns of dispersal. Therefore, we performed molecular (SCoT markers) and morphological studies of 154 accessions from 10 species of Erodium that were collected from different habitats in Iran. AMOVA test provide important genetic variation among the examined populations and showed that, 65 % of the overall genetic difference was due to within population diversity, while 35 % is because genetic population variability. The aims of present study are: 1) can SCoT markers identify Erodium species, 2) what is the genetic structure of these taxa in Iran, and 3) to investigate the species interrelationship? The present study revealed that combination of morphological and SCoT markers can identify the species.

Key words: Iran, morphology, species identification, structure

Tsitologiya i Genetika 2021, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 70-71

  • Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, ParsAbad Moghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, ParsAbad Moghan, Iran

E-mail: sh.mehri2000, hassan.shirafkan90, koodaras91, iman_kolbadi

Mehri S., Kolbadi I., Shirafkanajirlou H. Species relationship and population differentiation in Erodium (Geranaiceae) species using SCoT molecular markers, Tsitol Genet., 2021, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 70-71.

In "Cytology and Genetics":
Shahram Mehri, Iman Kolbadi & Hassan Shirafkan-Ajirlou Species Relationship and Population Differentiation in Erodium (Geranaiceae) Species Using SCoT Molecular Markers, Cytol Genet., 2021, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 368378
DOI: 10.3103/S0095452721040095


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