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Research Project: Management of Temperate-Adapted Fruit, Nut, and Specialty Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information

Location: National Clonal Germplasm Repository

Title: Classification of Korean native pear based on a standard set of microsatellite loci

Author
item Oh, Y - Chungbuk National University
item Kim, S - Chungbuk National University
item Shin, H - Chungbuk National University
item Oh, S - Chungbuk National University
item Won, J - Chungbuk National University
item Oh, S.i. - Chungbuk National University
item Han, Y - Chungbuk National University
item Kim, D - Chungbuk National University
item Kim, Y - Rural Development Administration - Korea
item Bassil, Nahla

Submitted to: Acta Horticulturae
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/1/2017
Publication Date: 10/15/2017
Citation: Oh, Y., Kim, S., Shin, H., Oh, S., Won, J., Oh, S., Han, Y., Kim, D., Kim, Y., Bassil, N.V. 2017. Classification of Korean native pear based on a standard set of microsatellite loci. Acta Horticulturae. 1172:237-240.

Interpretive Summary: A standard fingerprinting DNA test was used to genotype 34 Korean pear accessions from the National collection. Based on DNA analysis, the Korean accessions were separated into three groups according to species. The results of this study reaffirmed the efficiency of this DNA test and provided data that could be useful for developing a core collection of pears.

Technical Abstract: After analysis with 12 microsatellite loci previously selected for use by ECPGR, 34 Korean pear accessions were classified into 3 groups. Group I included 4 Korean pea pears and one accession of P. calleryana. Group II contained 12 cultivars including 7 accessions presumed to belong to P. pyrifolia. Group III contained 17 cultivars including 13 accessions presumed to belong to P. ussuriensis. The results of this study reaffirmed the efficiency of these microsatellite loci and provides data, which will be useful for developing a core collection of pears.