Kaul, Kiran and Bakshi, SK and Qazi, GN (2008) Molecular Discrimination of Medicinal Hypericum perdoratum by RAPD Analysis. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 26 (3-4). pp. 319-322.

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Hypericum perforatum is a medicinal plant of immense therapeutic value. The present study aimed to discriminate an elite, chemically identified Himalayan accession of Hypericum (RRL-J-20-2)rich in hypericin (0.3%)and hyperforin (>3%) from other accessions with lesser hyperforin content. The accessions were collected from six different geofraphical locations in the western Himalaya in Jammu & Kashmir, India. The RAPD approach was used to assess the quantum of genetic variation among the accessions at genomic level. Three primers revealed the intra-species variation at molecular level. Specific results elucidate the usefulness of RAPD to make diversity analysis more purposeful for optimum genetic ameelioration, effective conservation and sustainable utilization of genotypic variability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hyperiucm perforatum, hypericin, hyperforin, RAPD,Bioresource Diversity.
Subjects: Plant sciences
Information and Science Management
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 05:00
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2012 05:00
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/928

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