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Zooming in on the lettuce genome: species relationships in Lactuca s.l., inferred from chromosomal and molecular characters

Koopman, W.J.M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
  • Publisher: S.n.
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<em><p>Lactuca</em> sativa (cultivated lettuce) is the world's most important leafy salad vegetable. Apart from <em>L. sativa</em> , the genus <em>Lactuca</em> contains ca. 75 wild species, potentially useful to improve, for example, taste, texture, and disease resistance of cultivated lettuce. The wild species <em>L. serriola</em> (Prickly Lettuce), <em>L. saligna</em> (Least Lettuce), and <em>L. virosa</em> (Great Lettuce) are commonly used for lettuce improvement.</p><p> In preliminary experiments, we established that there is a close connection between evolutionary distances of wild species relative to cultivated lettuce, and their position in the lettuce ge...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: lactuca, asteraceae, fylogenie, fylogenetica, klassering volgens erfelijke eigenschappen, herbaria, chromosome banding, dna, dna-fingerprinting, genomen, karyotypen, plantenveredeling, Asterales, Cytogenetica, phylogeny, phylogenetics, cladistics, dna fingerprinting, genomes, karyotypes, plant breeding, Cytogenetics
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