Diversity and relationships of Crocus sativus and its relatives analysed by inter-retroelement amplified polymorphism (IRAP)

ABSTRACT: Saffron (Crocus sativus) is a sterile triploid (2n 1⁄4 3x 1⁄4 24) cultivated species, of un- known origin from other diploid and polyploid species in the genus Crocus (Iridaceae). Species in the genus have high morphological diversity, with no clear phylogenetic patterns below the level of section Crocus series Crocus. Using DNA markers, this study aimed to examine the diversity and relationships within and between species of Crocus series Crocus.

Category: Papers Genetic diversity
Authors: Alsayied, N.F. et al.
Publication Year: 2015

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