Genetic diversity of eighteen glory lily (Gloriosa superba L.) accessions of diverse geographical origin was studied using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. Fifty eight out of seventy primers screened showed polymorphism across the present set of accessions. A total of 413 amplicons were scored using these 58 primers. Eighty eight per cent of the amplified product showed polymorphism, indicating a fair amount of variation at the DNA level among these accessions. Cluster analysis delineated the accessions into two groups.
Key words: Genetic diversity, Gloriosa superba, random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD), unweighted pair group method using arithmetic averages (UPGMA).
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