Molecular analysis of genetic stability in long-term micropropagated shoots of banana using RAPD and ISSR markers
and Senior Research Fellowship from the Council of Scientific and
Keywords: Growth regulators, Musa, protocol, shoot cultures, somaclonal variation.
large number of micropropagated plantlets of banana, Musa acuminata
var. Nanjanagudu Rasabale (NR), that were developed from axillary
shoot bud explants over 10 years ago were screened for genetic variation,
if any, using RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA) and ISSR (Inter-Simple
Sequence Repeats) markers. Of the