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Genetics Section

Estep, Matt [1], Zeigler, Ryan [2].

Genetic Resource Development in Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides).

Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is a minor, grass crop that originated in southern Asia. Historically, the essential oils, which are extracted from vetiver’s extensive and fibrous root system, have been used in the perfume industry and some religious ceremonies. More recently, vetiver has been used for soil conservation purposes throughout the tropics because of its unique root system. Much of the vetiver growing outside of its native range is derived from a single sterile cultivar, thus reducing the threat of it becoming an invasive species. In order to expand the use of vetiver in agricultural and soil conservation industries, species-specific molecular markers are needed to characterize germplasm collections and the natural diversity of vetiver. Microsatellite markers are ideal for this purpose and can be used to assess genetic diversity, population structure, and construct the first genetic map for vetiver.

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1 - Appalachian State University, Department of Biology, PO Box 32027, Boone, NC, 28607, USA
2 - Appalachian State University, Biology, Boone, NC, 28608, USA

marker development.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Grand Salon A - D/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PGN006
Abstract ID:595
Candidate for Awards:None

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