Genetic diversity studies

Data on DNA polymorphisms, as measured by various molecular markers, can be effectively used for genetic variability studies, evaluation of genetic structures of genebanks and germplasm collections, determination of accessions’ origins, characterization and identification of cultivars and similar applications. Knowledge of the extent of genetic variability and characterization of germplasm is very important for any breeding programme, in order to secure and enlarge the variability of the breeding material used in the development of new cultivars. Similarily, infomation on the existing genetic variability in germplasm collections and genebanks is also very important for their maintenance and preservation.

  1. Hop
  2. Olive
  3. Grapevine
  4. Others