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Seyed Mehdi Talebi

Seyed Mehdi Talebi

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9663-7350
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 36544483000
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-34173317


Assessment of genetic variation in Linum L. using SPAR markers
genetic variability, K-Means clustering, Linum, STRUCTURE analysis, SPAR
Researchers Zahra Noormohammadi ، Masoud Sheidai ، Seyed Mehdi Talebi ، mina sakhaee


Flax (Linum usitatissimum subsp. usitatissimum) is an important crop plant cultivated both for its fiber and seed oil content. Uniform cultivation and selection practice may lead to genetic erosion and reduced genetic variability of Linum cultivars, which in turn makes the crop vulnerable to diseases and pathogens. Therefore we performed a genetic diversity analysis of few populations including both Linum usitatissimum subsp. usitatissimum L. and L. Bienne L. We used a combination of single primer amplification reaction markers, including RAPD, ISSR, and RAMPO molecular markers for genetic variability study. In general, all three molecular markers revealed a low degree of genetic variability in the materials studied; however, L. bienne had a higher level of genetic variability. Clustering and network analyses grouped the studied plants inter-mixed and did not separate the studied species or populations. STRUCTURE plot and K-Means clustering also identified these populations as genetically homogenous. These results indicate the need for introducing new linseed cultivars into the country for future hybridization and breeding programmes.