Mining EST-Derived SSR Markers to Assess Genetic Diversity in Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)

  title={Mining EST-Derived SSR Markers to Assess Genetic Diversity in Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)},
  author={Meiling Zou and Zhiqiang Xia and Peng Ling and Yang Zhang and Xin Jane Chen and Zusheng Wei and Weiping Bo and Wenquan Wang},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology Reporter},
Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a very important staple and industrial crop in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The paucity of markers is a serious limitation in marker-assisted breeding. A total of 35,992 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from cassava, which were clustered in 13,173 unigenes, were used in this study. A total of 1,889 microsatellites were identified, with an average density of one simple sequence repeats (SSRs) every 4.40 kb. Of the 1,058 designed EST-SSRs from… CONTINUE READING


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