Genetic characterization and relationships of traditional grape cultivars from Transcaucasia and Anatolia

  title={Genetic characterization and relationships of traditional grape cultivars from Transcaucasia and Anatolia},
  author={Jos{\'e} F. Vouillamoz and Patrick E. McGovern and Ali Erg{\"u}l and G{\"o}khan S{\"o}ylemezoğlu and Giorgi Tevzadze and Carole P. Meredith and Maria Stella Grando},
  journal={Plant Genetic Resources},
  pages={144 - 158}
We present here the first large-scale genetic characterization of grape cultivars from Transcaucasia and Anatolia. These regions where wild grapes still grow in nature have been cultivating wine and table grapes for thousands of years and are considered the cradles of viticulture. Using 12 nuclear microsatellite markers, we genotyped 116 accessions of traditional grape cultivars from Armenia, Georgia and Turkey and we detected 17 identical genotypes and six homonymy cases, mainly within each… 

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