Vol.8 : Number 13
Molecular profiling in relation to grain zinc accumulation in rice

Author(s): Shreetu Singh, VK Sharma

A study was carried out using a set of four candidate gene markers for grain zinc accumulation and genetic polymorphism was examined in twelve genotypes of rice. The objective was to examine the nature of genetic variation at molecular level for characterization of these genotype. Putative candidate gene based primer directed amplification was successfully achieved by all the primer pairs. Polymorphism was recognized among the genotype in the form of absence of bands. Analysis of polymorphism pattern based on amplification profiles clearly indicated that nucleotide sequence variations at the primer binding sites within the putative candidate genes was the most probable casual factor for differential grain zinc accumulation rice genotypes. Candidate gene based amplification assay dependent detection of non alleles in some genotypes basically provided the basis to relate nucleotide variation at primer binding sites with differential grain zinc accumulation in rice genotype.

Country: India