DNA analysis elucidates the parent cultivars of Satsuma mandarin

Updated:May 20, 2016 (Friday)

Genome-wide genotyping using 384 citrus single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array and MARCO computer software has been applied to determine the parent cultivars of satsuma mandarin. As a result, it has been clarified that 'Kishuu mikan' type mandarins and 'Kunenbo' type mandarins are the possible seed and pollen parents, respectively, of satsuma mandarin. Elucidation of the excellent traits of satsuma mandarin at the gene level using DNA markers will contribute to efficient breeding of more improved varieties. Read more.