Genetic Diversity Within and Among Lepidium draba Populations from Eastern Anatolia Based on RAPD Analysis

AKSAKAL Ö. , Sunar S., KAYA Y. , AĞAR G.

BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS, vol.48, pp.603-611, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10528-010-9342-3
  • Title of Journal : BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.603-611


Genetic variation and structure of six natural populations of Lepidium draba L. from Eastern Anatolia were assessed using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. For RAPD analysis, 12 primers generated 218 reproducible bands across the six populations analyzed, of which 73 bands (33.3%) were polymorphic. The mean Nei's gene diversity value for all six populations was 0.1771. Shannon's information index varied with population (0.2278-0.3082), averaging 0.2608. Analysis of molecular variance (AMOVA) showed that genetic diversity was greater within populations (58.66%) than among populations (30.68%). In addition, the variation between groups was 10.33%. The genetic differentiation among populations (G (ST)) was 0.3210, indicating that most genetic diversity occurs within populations. Gene flow (Nm) was low, at only 0.5288.