Plant Diversity ›› 2009, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (06): 493-498.

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Analysis of Relationship Between Genetic Diversity and Taxol Content of Taxus wallichiana var. wallichiana in Different Provenance

YU Xiao-Qin1 ,2 , LIU Xi-Kui1 , GU Zhi-Jian1   

  1. 1 Kunming Institute of Botany , Chinese Academy of Sciences , Kunming 650204 , China ;
    2 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 , China
  • Received:2009-02-10 Online:2009-12-25 Published:2009-12-25
  • Contact: GU Zhi-Jian

Abstract: We studied the relationship between genetic diversity and taxol content of Taxus wallichiana var. wallichiana using AFLP and HPLC . The results of AFLP fingerprinting indicated that two patterns were discovered among seven populations. Through PopGene 1 . 31 and Arlequin 3. 1 software , stable genetics within population and significant differentiation among populations (Fst = 0. 67 ) were revealed . However, taxol content was markedly different within and among populations when testing the one-year twigs . Among wild forests, the highest taxol content was found in Luxi population which average percentage was 0. 0185%. While the taxol content level was low in Tengchong and Yongde populations , which were 0. 0049% and 0. 0087% respectively . The cultivated population in Lufeng showed the highest taxol content level which was 0. 0225% comparing with that in the populations of wild forests. There were relations between genetic diversity and taxol
content at the population level to some extent , while no corresponding relations were found at the individual level .

Key words: Taxus wallichiana var. wallichian

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