Transferability of heterologous SSR Markers to cotton genotypes

  • Yallappa Harijan, G.K. Nishanth, I.S. Katageri and B.M. Khadi
Keywords: Cotton, SSR markers, RGA, heterologous primers, polymorphism


The use of transferable cross species/ genera SSR markers is considered as cost effective strategy to ensure availability of markers in genomic resources of cotton. Forty one of 88 SSR primer pairs constitutes 46.59 % [24 from safflower i.e 27.27% and 17 from pulses i.e 19.32%] were found transferable as they amplified SSR priming genomic regions of both the genotypes. Out of these 88 markers, 27 (30.68%) were shown monomorphism and 14 (15.91%) were shown polymorphism. Among amplified markers, 45.83% and 17.65% polymorphism was observed by these heterolgous markers of safflower and pulses respectively.

How to Cite
B.M. Khadi, Y. H. G. N. (2017). Transferability of heterologous SSR Markers to cotton genotypes. Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 8(1), 379-384. Retrieved from
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