Isozymes and classification of Asian rice varieties

  title={Isozymes and classification of Asian rice varieties},
  author={Jean-Christophe Glaszmann},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  • J. Glaszmann
  • Published 1 May 1987
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Theoretical and Applied Genetics
SummaryEnzyme variation detected by starch gel electrophoresis was used to investigate the genetic structure of Oryza sativa L. species. Fifteen polymorphic loci coding for 8 enzymes were surveyed among 1688 traditional rices from Asia. Multivariate analysis of the data resulted in identification of six varietal groups, with two major ones, groups I and VI, two minor ones, groups II and V, and two satellite ones, groups III and IV. Group I is found throughout tropical Asia; it encompasses most… 

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