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Articles » Evaluation of Molecular and Essential Oil Diversity of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) Landraces from Iran

Abstract: Twenty coriander landraces selected from main cultivation area of Iran were
evaluated for molecular and essential oil diversity. The selected 15 RAPD primers, produced a total
of 261 scorable RAPD loci among which 90 were polymorphic (34.48 %). The average number of
bands was 17.4 for each primer. Genetic similarity calculated from the RAPD data ranged from
0.294 to 0.740 with an average of 0.541. The results obtained confirm the usefulness and suitability
of RAPD markers for identification of coriander landraces. A high level of diversity also was obtained
for essential oil yield among landraces for both herb and seed parts. The characterization of the
variation of Iranian landraces of coriander encourages breeders for breeding homogeneous plant
material with desirable commercial characters.
: Dr.Reza Omidbaigi
Keywords: coriander - genetic diversity - rapd - essential oil