Morphological characterization and genetic barcoding of kuttiatoor mango accessions

M.R. Dinesh, K.V. Ravishankar, D.C. Sunil Gowda, M. Sankaran


A survey conducted during 2013-14 to collect and characterize the Kuttiattoor mango accessions from Kerala, revealed large unique variability in morphological, biochemical and DNA barcode data. All the accessions were polyembryonic with fruit maturity during February-March. The mature fruit length (cm), width (cm) and leaf length (cm) ranged from 5.10 – 9.60 (cm), 4.60 – 8.40 (cm) and 12.47- 30.40 (cm) respectively.


Polyembryony, DNA barcode, mango, characterization

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