Plant Diversity ›› 2001, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (04): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Studies on Systematics of "Alpinia aquatica " from China: Evidence from ITS Sequences of Nuclear Ribosomal DNA

ZHAO Zhi - Li ZHOU Kai - Ya DONG Hui XU Luo - Shan   

  1. China Pharmaceutical University
  • Online:2001-08-25 Published:2001-08-25

Abstract: Nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of Alpinia nigra (Gaertn.) Built and u Alpinia aquatica (Koen.) Rose." from China were directly sequenced using an automated se-quencer. The result showed that both sequences were identical. The size is 178 bp in ITS 1, 232 bp in ITS 2 and 164 bp in 5.8S coding region, G + C content being 56.9 . According to the morphological and DNA characters, it was suggested that " Alpinia aquatica (Koen.) Rose." recorded in Flora of China should be Alpinia nigra (Gaertn.) Burtt.

Key words: nrDNA