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Bhatt, Dhrumit [1], Roncal, Julissa [2], Debnath, Samir C. [3].

Study of Genetic Diversity among various blueberries (Vaccinium spp.) using molecular markers.

The Blueberry (Vaccinium spp., family: Ericaceae) is gaining attention due to its potential health benefits and economic importance. Study of genetic diversity is very important to develop genotypes which are high in health promoting factors and economic value so as to meet present world needs. Present study aims to identify potential genotype with can withstand the extreme cold temperature with high nutritional value. Genetic diversity is valuable for species stability and it facilitates necessary adaptations to environmental change and allows changes to survive those changes. For diversity analysis of lowbush blueberry clones representing five provinces of Canada, hybrids between lowbush and half-high blueberries and blueberry cultivars, PCR-based molecular markers such as Expressed Sequenced Tags- Simple Sequence Repeats (EST-SSR), EST-PCR and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) have been employed. Analysis of the data provides the molecular basis of the diversity.

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1 - Memorial University of Newfoundland, Biology, 232 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B 3X9, Canada
2 - Memorial University of Newfoundland, Biology, 232 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's, NL, A1B 3X9
3 - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Atlantic Cool Climate Crop Research Centre, 308 Brookfield Road, Bldg 25, St. John's, NL, A1E 0B2, Canada

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Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Topics
Session: 14
Location: Salon 19/20/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Number: 14003
Abstract ID:893
Candidate for Awards:2015 Graduate Student Best Oral Presentation Award,2015 Macoun-Hill Graduate Student Travel Award

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