Plant Diversity ›› 2002, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (01): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Sequence Variation of rbcL Gene and Evolution of Saccharum and Related Species

ZHANG Yun-Wu, LONG Huo-Sheng, FANG Yuan-Hong, YAO Yong-Gang, CAI Qing, ZHANG Ya-Ping   

  1. Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Online:2002-02-25 Published:2002-02-25

Abstract: Partial rbcL gene segments(1137bp) were sequenced in species from Saccharum and its related species, including one Arundinaceum and one Pennisetum purpureum sample. Sequence vqriation of rbcL gene in Saccharum and related species were found to be highly conservative, and identical sequences were presented between Saccharum and Miscanthus, and Narenga and Miscanthus, while sequences of some individuals from same genus had some variation. The results suggest that rbcL gene is not a good genetic marker for the phylogenetic study of Saccharum and related species.

Key words: rbcL