Isozyme variation in taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) from Asia and Oceania

  title={Isozyme variation in taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) from Asia and Oceania},
  author={Vincent Lebot and Kiran Aradhya},
Isozyme variation was studied in 1,417 cultivars and wild forms of taro collected in Asia and Oceania. Seven polymorphic enzyme systems (MDH, IDH, PGI, 6-PGD, ME, SkDH, and ADH) revealed 143 isozyme phenotypes, or zymotypes, each uniquely characterized by the presence or absence of 56 electromorphs. Results showed greater isozyme variation in Asia than in Oceania, with Indonesia being the area of greatest diversity. No correlations were found between zymotypes and morphotypes or ploidy levels… CONTINUE READING
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