Genetic diversity of Finnish home garden rhubarbs (Rheum spp.) assessed by simple sequence repeat markers

  title={Genetic diversity of Finnish home garden rhubarbs (Rheum spp.) assessed by simple sequence repeat markers},
  author={Pirjo Tanhuanp{\"a}{\"a} and Terhi Suojala-Ahlfors and Merja Hartikainen},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
Rhubarb samples were collected from home gardens all around Finland to study their genetic diversity. Altogether, the study contained 647 samples, of which 539 were from home gardens. In addition, reference cultivars and samples from the Finnish national collection of rhubarb genetic resources located in the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) were included. Six SSRs, which amplified a total of 80 alleles, were used to calculate genetic distances between samples, and a dendrogram was… 
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