Findings from Middle East Technical University in the Area of Genetic Research Described [From RFLP to DArT: molecular tools for wheat (Triticum spp.

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Findings from Middle East Technical University in the Area of Genetic Research Described [From RFLP to DArT: molecular tools for wheat (Triticum spp.) diversity analysis] By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Life Science Research. According to news reporting from Ankara, Turkey, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Wheat (Triticum spp.) is a universally lucrative agricultural crop. An increase in wheat production has been shown through selection by the farmers which can increase the grain profitability." The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Middle East Technical University, "The determination of genetic associations among domestic cultivars is facilitated by molecular markers. Data on genetic polymorphism is valuable for the germplasm association and regarding the developing management strategies. The information would be supportive for potential genome mapping programs and for the relevance of intellectual property rights of wheat breeders. Present review is an effort for providing support information to wheat breeders to develop varieties with varied genetic environment to attain continuity in large-scale wheat production. In this review, we have tried to provide a collective depiction of relevant information about the usage of some commonly used markers in wheat. It may help researchers to find out the frequentness and application of different markers and compare their results. The manuscript may serve as a platform helping the intellectuals for the selection and modification of their marker system in wheat diversity analysis." According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The heart of this review is the emphasis on the performance of various molecular genetic markers in diversity studies in relation to definite approaches that are in practice since several years allied with the multifaceted wheat molecular breeding and its polyploid nature." For more information on this research see: From RFLP to DArT: molecular tools for wheat (Triticum spp.) diversity analysis. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 2014;61(5):1001-1032. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer - www.springer.com; Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution - www.springerlink.com/content/0925-9864/) Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.K. Khan, Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Chem, TR-06800 Ankara, Turkey. Additional authors for this research include A. Pandey, S. Choudhary, E.E. Hakki, M.S. Akkaya and G. Thomas (see also Life Science Research). Keywords for this news article include: Ankara, Turkey, Eurasia, Life Science Research Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC

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