CSIRO Publishing blank image blank image blank image blank imageBooksblank image blank image blank image blank imageJournalsblank image blank image blank image blank imageAbout Usblank image blank image blank image blank imageShopping Cartblank image blank image blank image You are here: Journals > Australian Journal of Botany   
Australian Journal of Botany
Journal Banner
  Southern Hemisphere Botanical Ecosystems
blank image Search
blank image blank image
blank image
  Advanced Search

Journal Home
About the Journal
Editorial Board
Current Issue
Just Accepted
All Issues
Special Issues
Turner Review Series
Sample Issue
For Authors
General Information
Notice to Authors
Submit Article
Open Access
For Referees
Referee Guidelines
Review an Article
Annual Referee Index
For Subscribers
Subscription Prices
Customer Service
Print Publication Dates

blue arrow e-Alerts
blank image
Subscribe to our Email Alert or RSS feeds for the latest journal papers.

red arrow Connect with us
blank image
facebook twitter youtube

red arrow PrometheusWiki
blank image
Protocols in ecological and environmental plant physiology


Article << Previous     |     Next >>   Contents Vol 52(3)

AFLP and RAPD analyses of intra- and interspecific variation in some Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis (Leguminosae) species

P. Saravanakumar, A. Kaga, N. Tomooka and D. A. Vaughan

Australian Journal of Botany 52(3) 417 - 424
Published: 09 June 2004


Nine wild taxa from genus Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis (Leguminosae) were analysed by AFLP and RAPD methodologies. The objectives of these analyses were to describe the intraspecific variation in two widely distributed taxa, V. radiata var. sublobata (Roxb.)Verdcourt and V. trinervia (Heyne ex Wight & Arn.) Tateishi & Maxted, that have been confused with each other taxonomically. The genetic relationship between V. trinervia var. trinervia and V. trinervia var. bourneae (formerly known as V. bourneae Gamble) was also examined. In addition, a population recently collected in Myanmar, tentatively identified as V. dalzelliana, was analysed to determine its relationship to several other subgenus Ceratotropis species. The results supported the taxonomic revision of V. radiata var. sublobata and V. trinervia into two distinct species. Also, the new treatment of V. bourneae as a variety of V. trinervia is supported by this study. V. radiata var. sublobata has variation that reflects its origin, whereas this is not the case for V. trinervia. The V. dalzelliana-like accession from Myanmar was aligned with species in section Angulares of the subgenus Ceratotropis, but was considered to be quite distinct from other section Angulares species analysed in the study.

Full text doi:10.1071/BT03091

© CSIRO 2004

blank image
Subscriber Login

PDF (704 KB) $25
 Export Citation
Legal & Privacy | Contact Us | Help


© CSIRO 1996-2014