Isoenzymatic diversity of Chilean lentil germplasm (Lens culinaris Medik).
|Mitzy Rodriguez M.1, Mario Paredes C., Viviana Becerra V.|
The genetic diversity of 91 representative Chilean and exotic lentillandraces was analysed using 10 isozyme systems as genetic markers. Genetic distances based upon isoenzimatic diversity did not detect a clear-cut separation between micro and macrosperma genotypes. Cluster analyses detected two groups, one including 95% ofthe accessions studied and all the Chilean cultivars which represented 44.7% and constituted a homogeneous group. The reduced genetic distance observed between Chilean and other lentil materials may have a significant impact upon the germplasm conservation and genetic improvement of this species in Chile.
|Keywords: genetic diversity, isozymes, germplasm evaluation.|
|1 Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Centro Regional de Investigación Quilamapu, Casilla 426, Chillán, Chile. E-mail: email@example.com.|