Geographical diversity in ploidy level and chloroplast DNA of Japanese Actinidia

K. Kuroda, K. Sakai, T. Haji, A. Wakana

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Ploidy levels and chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) of Actinidia taxa distributed in Japan were investigated. Actinidia arguta in northern and southern Japan was tetraploid, while one plant of A. arguta and all accessions of A. arguta var. hypoleuca were diploid. All A. polygama distributed in Japan were diploid. PCR-RFLP analysis of the rbcL region of chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) allowed to classification into three genotypes. Genotype I was found in A. arguta plants distributed in the northern Japan and genotype II was found in A. arguta and A. arguta var. hypoleuca distributed in the southern Japan. Genotype III was detected only in A. polygama.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVII International Symposium on Kiwifruit
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789066056046
Publication statusPublished - Nov 25 2011

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Horticulture


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