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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2015) 44(4): 1-9

 

APPLYING MOLECULAR GENETICS TO UNDERUTILISED SPECIES – PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES

SEAN MAYES1,2, WAI KUAN HO1,2, PRESIDOR KENDABIE2, HUI HUI CHAI2, SIISE ALIYU1,2, ARYO FELDMAN1, RAZLIN AZMAN HALIMI1, FESTO MASSAWE2 AND SAYED AZAM-ALI1

1Crops for the Future, Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

2The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

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ABSTRACT

Molecular markers represent an important tool for marker-assisted breeding in major crop plant breeding programmes. Applying molecular genetics to underutilised and minor crop species is more challenging as the funds available to research and develop such crops are often severely limited. Bambara groundnut is an underutilised African legume crop with good drought tolerance. It is also grown at low levels in Southeast Asia. In this review we examine some of the applications of DNA markers and illustrate their value in bambara groundnut.

 

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