Genetic Variation in the Selected Populations of Hovenia dulcis var. koreana Nakai. Based on RAPD Analysis

  • Kim Sea-Hyun (Department of Forest Genetic Resources, Korea Forest Research Institute) ;
  • Han Jin-Gyu (Department of Forest Genetic Resources, Korea Forest Research Institute) ;
  • Chung Hun-Gwan (Department of Forest Genetic Resources, Korea Forest Research Institute) ;
  • Cho Yoon-Jin (Department of Forest Genetic Resources, Korea Forest Research Institute) ;
  • Park Hyung-Soon (Department of Forest Genetic Resources, Korea Forest Research Institute)
  • Published : 2005.12.01

Abstract

This study used RAPD markers to assume genetic diversity and variation in selected populations of Hovenia dulcis var. koreana. Ratio of polymorphic RAPD markers were 93.4% in selected populations of Hovenia dulcis Thunb., difference of genetic structure among populations and within populations showed 16.45%, 83.55%, respectively in amount of total genetic variation of 4 populations. Total gene diversity($H_T$) that show genetic diversity appeared 0.313 and coefficient of gene differentiation($G_{ST}$) that compare genetic differentiation of populations appeared 0.1645, analysis of AMOVA for variation among populations and within populations was significantly different (P<0.001). Genetic diversity of whole populations showed that 12.44% difference among population and 87.56% difference within populations. As a result, difference within populations was larger than difference among populations in genetic diversity. Nei's genetic distance and cluster analysis appeared that mean genetic distance among populations was 0.076, thus dividing two main groups and geographic relationship did not show in populations.