GENETIC RESOURCES AND CROP EVOLUTION, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Anise (Pimpinella anisum L.) is an annual spice and medicinal plant belonging to the family Apiaceae. Only a limited number of anise breeding studies are available. Therefore, genetic variation among anise landraces has not been extensively examined with molecular markers. In this study, the molecular diversity of 15 Turkish anise landraces collected from different regions of Turkey and four foreign landraces obtained from Cyprus, Syria and France were analyzed using randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers. The discriminatory power of these markers was assessed by calculating various marker parameters, namely percent polymorphism, polymorphism information content (PIC), resolving power (RP), and marker index (MI). The genomic DNA of 19 anise landraces was amplified with nine RAPD primers that generated 71 polymorphic bands and five ISSRs primers that produced 45 polymorphic bands. The percentage of polymorphic loci was 59.8% in RAPD profiling and 51.5% in ISSR profiling. The average PIC values obtained using RAPD and ISSR markers were 0.40 and 0.38, respectively. The mean RP (2.90 and 2.67) and MI values (1.23 and 1.05) of the RAPD assay were found to be somewhat higher than those of the ISSR assay, but ISSR was more favorable than the RAPD techniques in terms of presenting the phylogenetic relationships in anise landraces. A UPGMA cluster grouped the 19 anise landraces into two major clusters based on both markers. The RAPD and ISSR marker systems were found to be useful for determining genetic diversity in P. anisum L. and identifying variation among landraces.