Seed storage protein variation in Arachis species

Lanham, P G and Forster, B P and McNicol, P and Moss, J P and Powell , W (1994) Seed storage protein variation in Arachis species. Genome, 37 (3). pp. 487-496. ISSN 0831-2796

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Seventy-two accessions, representing 22 species from sections Arachis, Erectoides, Extranervosae, and Triseminalae of the genus Arachis, were screened for seed storage protein polymorphism. Variation was detected between sections, between genome types, between species, and in some cases between different accessions of the same species or different seeds of the same accession. Arachis duranensis and one accession of A. cardenasii were found to have identical protein patterns. The greatest dissimilarity was found between species of the section Extranervosae and species of the section Triseminalae. Those of section Erectoides showed much similarity with some species of section Arachis. Protein polymorphism was shown to distinguish the two subspecies of A. hypogaea (fastigiata and hypogaea) in 27 of 28 cases. The seed protein profile of A. monticola was a combination of seed protein profiles from the two A. hypogaea subspecies. The relatedness between the various species was calculated and those that had the greatest similarity with A. hypogaea were A. spegazzinii and A. batizocoi.Key words: Arachis, groundnut, storage proteins, variation

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arachis, groundnut, storage proteins, variation
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Oilseeds
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 09:27
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2014 09:27
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Funders: U.K. Overseas Development Administration, Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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