Identification of winter wheat cultivars by Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs)

J. Bányai, P. Szucs, I. Karsai, K. Mészáros, Cs Kuti, L. Láng, Z. Bedo

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A total of 96 winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars registered in Hungary were analysed using 15 wheat microsatellite markers located on different chromosome arms. Analyses revealed 91 SSR alleles with sizes ranging from 123-239 base pairs. The total number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 (Gwm664 and Gwm415) to 11 (Gwm219) with an average number of 6.1. The polymorphic information content (PIC) values ranged from 0.06 to 0.85 with an average number of 0.60 for all markers. Several markers included allele sizes characteristic of a single or a small number of cultivars. At most 9 SSR markers were required to distinguish the 96 cultivars, so the simple sequence repeats could serve as a relatively cheap, rapid method for identifying winter wheat cultivars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)865-870
Number of pages6
JournalCereal Research Communications
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Marker
  • Microsatellite
  • Rare alleles
  • Unique alleles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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