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A genetic classification of potato cultivars based on allozyme patterns


A total of 25 potato isozymes were characterized by the numbers and relative mobilities of their allozymes, the subunit number, the subcellular localization, and the patterns of tissue expression. Using hierarchically ordered phenotype arrays at 9 of these isozymes, we were able to construct a dichotomous classification table for a total of 74 potato varieties, including those of most agronomical interest in Europe and North America.

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Oliver, J.L., Martinez-Zapater, J.M. A genetic classification of potato cultivars based on allozyme patterns. Theoret. Appl. Genetics 69, 305–311 (1985).

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Key words

  • Solanum tuberosum
  • Potato
  • Varietal classification
  • Isozymes