Determination of genetic diversity and genetic relatedness using ISSR markers in Duabanga moluccana

Diyanah Musfirah, Jamal and Ho, Wei Seng and Liew, Kit Siong and Pang, Shek Ling (2018) Determination of genetic diversity and genetic relatedness using ISSR markers in Duabanga moluccana. International Journal of Research Publications, 7 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2708-3578

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Duabanga moluccana or locally known as Sawih is a widely known forest tree species for its multi-purpose timber and other natural products such as fibers. Genetic diversity is important for the maintenance of the viability and the adaptive potential of populations and species. This information will be a basis for establishing tree improvement programme and for management or conservation of natural communities. The present study was aimed to assess the genetic diversity and genetic relatedness of D. moluccana trees collected from three natural forests in Sarawak, namely, Mukah, Tatau and Niah using inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers. A total of 73 loci from 90 individuals were successfully amplified using three selected ISSR primers, namely, (AC)10, (ACC)6G and ACG(GT)7. The Shannon’s diversity index showed that D. moluccana trees in Mukah (0.499) was the most diverse population compared to Tatau (0.380) and Niah (0.330). Neighbor joining tree was also constructed to determine the genetic relationship among the three D. moluccana populations. The populations were completely clustered into three main groups, in accordance to their corresponding population and origin. Based on the results, it implies that D. moluccana trees are genetically diverse and related both within and among populations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inter Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR), Duabanga moluccana, genetic diversity, genetic relatedness
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Seng
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2023 01:38
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2023 01:38

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