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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Cytological and Molecular Studies of Saccharum Spp. Native to North America

Authors
item Burner, David
item Pan, Yong-Bao
item Mcintyre, C - CSIRO - AUSTRALIA
item Besse, Pascal - CSIRO - AUSTRALIA
item Webster, Robert

Submitted to: Interamerican Sugar Cane Seminars
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 11, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: We have assembled a collection of more than 100 accessions of eight Saccharum (=Erianthus spp.) species, varieties, and cytotypes native to North America (NA). The species are S. alopecuroideum (2n = 30), S. baldwinii (2n = 30), S. brevibarbe var. brevibarbe (2n = 60), S. brevibarbe var. contortum (2n = 60), S. coarctatum (2n = 60), and S. giganteum (2n = 30, 60, and 90). The cytotypes of S. giganteum overlap in gross morphology. Our objectives were to study the cytology of crosses of elite sugarcane x NA Saccharum spp., and examine the NA species for RAPD-PCR polymorphisms and potential species-specific DNA markers.

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