Genetic inter-relationship of nine Cinnamomum species was estimated using randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. The 15 selected RAPD primers out of 2 primers were amplified in all cinnamon species. Cinnamomum verum has very close similarity (87%) with C. citronella and another two species of C. camphora and C. glucens. Our results suggested that genetic relationships in Cinnamomum species using RAPD banding data may be useful for plant improvement and an efficient way to conserve genetic resources of Cinnamomum species, in addition to their effective medicinal uses.
Joy, Priya and Maridass, Muthia
"Inter Species Relationship of Cinnamomum Species Using RAPD Marker Analysis,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 58.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/58