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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Genetic Diversity of Garlic

Authors
item Stern, David - GARLIC SEED FOUNDATION
item Volk, Gayle

Submitted to: Symposium Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 31, 2005
Publication Date: February 3, 2005
Citation: Stern, D., Volk, G.M. 2005. Genetic diversity of garlic. Symposium Proceedings. Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Conference, Hershey Pennsylvania, Feb 03, 2005.

Interpretive Summary: Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is valued for its culinary and neutraceutical qualities. Farmers grow hundreds of differently named garlic accessions in the United States. A genetic analysis was performed to determine the extent of duplication and diversity across these garlic accessions. Phenotypically distinct types of garlic (porcelain, rocambole, silverskin, artichoke, purple stripe, marble purple stripe, and Asiatic) were identified using genetic markers. Descriptions of these garlic types will be presented to extension agents and farmers at the Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Conference in February, 2005.

Technical Abstract: Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is valued for its culinary and neutraceutical qualities. Farmers grow hundreds of differently named garlic accessions in the United States. A genetic analysis was performed to determine the extent of duplication and diversity across these garlic accessions. Phenotypically distinct types of garlic (porcelain, rocambole, silverskin, artichoke, purple stripe, marble purple stripe, and Asiatic) were identified using genetic markers. These data are useful for vegetable growers that seek to ensure they are growing diverse garlic types on their farms.

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