Genetic structure of collection of chickpea varieties by morphological and molecular markers
G. Akinina, V. Popov
Plant Production Institute nd.a. V.Ya.Yuriev
142, Moskovskyi Ave., Khark³v 61060, Ukraine
The genetic structure of collection of chickpea varieties from Asia, America and Europe by polymorphism of 15 morphological traits and 13 microsatellites loci is evaluated. The similar diversity level of chickpea varieties by morphological traits and microsatellites loci is shown, that is estimated by Shannon’s diversity index. The rare traits that are typical for studied sample of chickpea varieties are observed. The traits that are differentiating in chickpea varieties are assigned. The features of grouping of varieties in clusters are discussed.
Keywords: chickpea, microsatellites, morphological traits, Shannon’s diversity index, genetic structure