Development of CAPS markers based on three key genes of the phenylpropanoid pathway in Tea, Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze, and differentiation between assamica and sinensis varieties

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The genetic diversity of tea, Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze, including the two main cultivated sinensis and assamica varieties, was investigated based on PCR-RFLP analysis of PAL, CHS2 and DFR, three key genes involved in catechin and tannin synthesis and directly responsible for tea taste and quality. Polymorphisms were of two types: amplicon length… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00122-002-0999-9

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