Chloroplast DNA variation in European potato cultivars

R. Waugh, D. R. Glendinning, N. Duncan, W. Powell

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The chloroplast DNA of 27 potato cultivars and 2 wild species has been examined by Southern blotting using probes representing the entire chloroplast genome of barley. 16% of the probe × enzyme combinations detected polymorphism between the potato cultivars. Cvs Maris Piper, Croft, Shelagh, Stormont Enterprise and Estima and the wild species could be distinguished from the other cultivars by their chloroplast DNA restriction patterns. These results are discussed in relation to cytoplasmic diversity and potato improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-513
Number of pages9
JournalPotato Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1990


  • Andigena
  • Chloroplast DNA
  • Neo-tuberosum
  • Reciprocal differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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