The Present study reveals the molecular variations in different accessions of Rauvolfia tetraphylla L. a medicinally important plant collected from five locations of the Tirunelveli hills in Tamilnadu, India. Moleuclar analysis was carried out using RAPD markers. Out of the five primers screened, a total of 27 scorable polymorphic markers were generated. The genetic distance between the population ranged from 0.0770 to 0.3514 and the genetic identity ranged from 0.7037 to 0.9259. The overall observed and effective number of alleles is about 0.5007 and 0.3690 respectively. Nei (1978) overall genetic diversity is 0.2034. It is clear that there is distinct genetic variability in R. tetraphylla L.
Mahesh, R.; Kumar, N. Nirmal; and Sujin, R. Mary
"Molecular Analysis in Rauvolfia tetraphylla L. using RAPD Markers,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 149.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/149