Genetic variation estimated in three Shorea species by the RAPD analysis

Ko Harada, Akira Kinoshita, Hidenori Tachida, Tsuneyuki Yamazaki, Nor Aini Ab Shukor

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Three species of Shorea (S. leprosula, S. acuminata and S. cursitii) were collected from a natural forest reserve of Malaysia and analyzed for genetic variation using the technique of random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD) by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The average number of nucleotide substitutions was estimated. The nucleotide diversities within species were very similar and larger than those found in Drosophila melanogaster. The nucleotide divergences between these species are about 1.5 times the nucleotide diversities within the species, indicating that these species diverged from a common ancestor relatively recently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-718
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Genetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics


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