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Frontiers of Agriculture in China

ISSN 1673-7334

ISSN 1673-744X(Online)

CN 11-5729/S

Front Agric Chin    2009, Vol. 3 Issue (3) : 337-345     DOI: 10.1007/s11703-009-0034-x
Genetic diversity of Robinia pseudoacacia populations in China detected by AFLP markers
Xuemei HUO, Hongwei HAN, Jun ZHANG, Minsheng YANG()
College of Forestry, Agricultural University of Hebei, Baoding 071001, China
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The genetic diversity of ten Robinia pseudoacacia L. populations collected from China was analyzed by amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) technique using ten primer combinations. A total of 752 amplified bands were obtained, among which 352 (46.8%) were polymorphic. At species level, the percentage of polymorphic loci (P) was 49.87%, the Shannon’s information index (I) was 0.2160, and the mean Nei’s gene diversity index (H) was 0.1403. At population level, P=25.47%, I=0.1381, and H=0.0927. The genetic diversity within populations was higher than that among populations. The coefficient of gene differentiation among populations within species (Gst) was 0.390, which indicated that gene differentiation was mainly within the population, and between populations, it accounted for 33.90% of the total variation. Gene flow (Nm) between the populations was 0.975, suggesting that the gene exchange between populations was small. The UPGMA cluster analysis showed that the ten populations were divided into three major groups, and most individuals from the same population were clustered together. There was no significant correlation between the genetic diversity parameters (D, IN, P, Ne, H, and I) and geographic and climatic factors (longitude, latitude, annual mean temperature, and annual mean precipitation). The results provide useful information about the level of genetic diversity, and it has a wide application prospect in Robinia pseudoacacia L. utilization and breeding in China.

Keywords amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP)      genetic diversity      genetic structure      population      Robinia pseudocacia L.     
Corresponding Authors: YANG Minsheng,   
Issue Date: 05 September 2009
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Fig.1  The distribution regions of ten L. populations
no.seed sourcelongitude (E)latitude (N)annual meantemperature/°Cannual mean precipitation/mm
2ChifengInner Mongolia118.8742.287.2354.8
Tab.1  Geographical and ecological conditions of the ten studied L. populations
Fig.2  An AFLP profile of 10 L. populations using primer combination E71/M60
Note: Nos. 1-10 represent populations of L. as described in Table 1.
primer codeprimer pairstotal bandsband length range/bppolymorphic bandspolymorphic rate/%
Tab.2  Polymorphism of AFLP bands obtained by selective amplification based on the ten studied primer pairs
populationspecific bandsband codespecific band rate/%shared band rate/%
Chaoyang9E71/M82-28-3, E57/M71-7-5, E57/M71-37-3, E57/M49-46-2, E40/M82-3-1, E40/M82-29-4, E35/M47-104-2, E40/M48-7-3, E33/M47-23-31.2069.02
Chifeng2E57/M71-56-4, E35/M47-36-30.2773.80
Jingchuan2E35/M47-66-3, E33/M47-13-50.2773.27
Yangling16E71/M82-27-3, E71/M82-29-3, E71/M60-17-4, E71/M60-24-1, E71/M60-32-2, E57/M49-2-4, E40/M82-2-4, E40/M82-11-2, E35/M47-20-4, E35/M47-27-1, E35/M47-30-5, E35/M47-43-4, E40/M62-59-5, E33/M47-20-3, E33/M47-32-4, E32/M48-68-52.1370.35
Weifang4E71/M60-35-5, E40/M82-43-1, E35/M47-99-3, E40/M48-26-30.5377.13
Lushi4E57/M49-34-2, E40/M82-18-5, E35/M47-87-4, E33/M47-46-50.5375.53
Xinzhou2E57/M49-33-3, E35/M47-60-10.2774.34
Feixi2E33/M47-14-2, E33/M47-30-10.2773.80
Kunming3E71/M60-33-3, E40/M82-26-1, E40/M48-2-50.4078.19
Tab.3  Statistics of AFLP specific bands of the ten populations
species level10037549.871.4987±0.50031.2328±0.33310.1403±0.18230.2160±0.2629
Tab.4  Genetic variability of ten populations based on AFLP markers
Fig.3  Dendrogram of UPGMA analysis of ten populations based on AFLP makers
Fig.4  Dendrogram of 50 samples based on AFLP markers with ten primer combinations
Note: CY, CF, JC, YL, CL, WF, LS, XZ, FX and KM represent Chaoyang, Chifeng, Jingchuan, Yangling, Changli, Weifang, Lushi, Xinzhou, Feixi and Kunming, respectively.
geographic and climatic factorsDINPNeHI
annual mean temperature0.524-0.520-0.1880.001-0.051-0.082
annual mean precipitation0.573-0.566-0.476-0.241-0.308-0.348
Tab.5  The relationship between genetic diversity parameters and geographic and climatic factors
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