We studied applicability of RAPD assay for investigating genetic variability of far eastern larches. Techniques to isolate DNA from larch vegetative organs (needles, young shoots and stems) and megagametophytes were selected, and conditions of polymerase chain reaction were optimized. Fifty out of 84 random primers proved efficient, and 22 and 12 primers initiated weak and no synthesis, respectively. The tested primers worked efficiently on the DNA isolated from both diploid and haploid tissues.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)