Development of a RAPD-Based Male-Specific Molecular Marker in Japanese Hop (Humulus japonicus Siebold & Zucc.)

Journal title

Acta Biologica Cracoviensia s. Botanica




No 2

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Divisions of PAS

Nauki Biologiczne i Rolnicze


<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>The male-specific DNA markers are very useful in molecular sexing of non-flowering plants and seeds of dioecious species. In this paper we identified ten Y chromosome-specific RAPD primers suitable for identification of male plants in three Cannabaceae species with sex chromosomes (<jats:italic>Humulus lupulus</jats:italic>, XX/XY; <jats:italic>H. japonicus</jats:italic>, XX/XY1Y2; <jats:italic>Cannabis sativa</jats:italic>, XX/XY). Basing on the nucleotide sequence of the OPJ-09 RAPD product we developed the HJY09 SCAR marker, which is very efficient in sexing of Japanese hop.</jats:p>


Biological Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences – Cracow Branch




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