Evaluation of genetic diversity in Salvia based on RAPD marker
Zahra Sepehry Javan, Fatemeh Rahmani, Leila Ranjbar Shamasbi
Genus of Salvia is one of the widely distributed plants in the world and comprises 58 species in Iran. Using RAPD molecular marker, genetic variation between eight species of Salvia was investigated. The samples were collected from Iran various locales. 20 RAPD primers produced 217 scorable bands which 213 bands were polymorphic (98/2%). The pair-wise genetic distance varied from 0.056 to 0.588. The dendrogram was constructed using UPGMA method with the help of NTSYSpc 2.02i software, which distinguished seven main groups among eight species of Salvia. In the present study, detected polymorphism level represents high genetic variation at interspecies level in Salvia genus.