Microsatellite DNA somaclonal variation in micropropagated trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)
ABSTRACT Microsatellite DNA markers of ten simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci were used to examine somaclonal variation in randomly selected micropropagated plantlets derived from three different Populus tremuloides donor trees (genotypes). The plantlets were obtained from tissue cultures of dormant vegetative buds, and those derived from the same donor tree, grown in the greenhouse, did not exhibit any sign of visible morphological variation. No microsatellite DNA variation was observed among 13 somaclones of one tree and 4 somaclones of another tree at eight of the ten SSR loci. However, despite the small number of micropropagated progeny per tree sampled, microsatellite DNA variation was detected among the plantlets derived from the same donor trees at two SSR loci. The primer pair for the SSR locus PTR5 revealed somaclonal variation in 1 out of the 13 plantlets obtained from one genotype, while the primer pair for the PTR2 SSR locus revealed somaclonal variation in one out of the four plantlets obtained from another genotype. The variation at the PTR2 locus resulted in the appearance of a new allele of increased size, possibly due to an addition of the repeat units, while the variation at the PTR5 locus resulted in the appearance of third allele, presumably due to the presence of a single extra chromosome or duplication of a chromosomal segment. These results demonstrate that the genetic fidelity of micropropagated plants of P. tremuloides cannot always be assured and somaclonal variation can occur even when tissues of well organized vegetative buds are used for tissue cultures; that somaclonal variation cannot always be detected at the gross morphological level; and that microsatellite DNA markers provide useful and sensitive markers for determining the clonal fidelity and somaclonal variation in P. tremuloides.
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ABSTRACT: Two protocols of plant regeneration for cotton were adopted in this study, namely, 2, 4-D and kinetin hormone combination and IBA and kinetin hormone combination. Twenty-eight embryogenic cell lines via somatic embryogenesis and 67 regenerated plants from these embryogenic calli were selected and used for random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), simple sequence repeat (SSR), chromosomal number counting, and flow cytometric analysis. The roles of RAPD and SSR markers in detecting somaclonal variation of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) were evaluated. Two cluster analyses were performed to express, in the form of dendrograms, the relationships among the hormone combinations and the genetic variability. Both DNA-based techniques were able to amplify all of the cell clones and regenerated plantlets genomes and relative higher genetic variation could be detected in the culture type with 2, 4-D and kinetin hormone combination. The result suggested that 2, 4-D and kinetin hormone combination could induce relative high somaclonal variation and RAPD and SSR markers are useful in detecting somaclonal variation of regenerated cotton plants via somatic embryogenesis. Chromosome number counting and flow cytometry analysis revealed that the number of chromosomes and ploidy levels were nearly stable in all regenerated plants except two regenerated plantlets (lost 4 and 5 chromosomes, respectively) which meant that cytological changes were not correlated with the frequency of RAPD and SSR polymorphisms. This result also might mean that the cell lines with variation of chromosome numbers were difficult to regenerate plants.Plant Cell Reports 09/2008; 27(8):1303-16. DOI:10.1007/s00299-008-0557-2 · 2.94 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: In vitro clonal propagation of plants should generate identical copies of the selected genotype. However, associated stress might result in a breakdown of control mechanisms and consequent instability of the genome. We have used several molecular methods to assess the genetic stability of long-term propagated (24 years) multiple shoot in vitro culture of pea (Pisum sativum L.). We focused on assessing the stability of repetitive sequences, such as simple sequence repeats (SSR) and retrotransposons, both comprising a large part of genome. No differences were found when seedlings (Co-2004) or original seed (Co-1982) controls and long-term or newly established in vitro (one subculture cycle) samples were investigated by the SSR, inter-repeats (ISSR) or inter-retrotransposon amplified polymorphism (IRAP) method. However, the more global amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) and particularly the methylation sensitive MSAP methods detected 11 and 18% polymorphism among samples, respectively. Interestingly, investigation of the global cytosine methylation status by HPCE measurement revealed no statistically significant differences. Some evidence of retrotransposon re-arrangement was observed by sequence-specific amplification polymorphism. This occurred mostly in the abundant Ty3-gypsy type Cyclop element and to a smaller extent in the Ogre element. Alternatively, no polymorphism was detected among the PDR-1 element of the Ty1-copia type retrotransposon. Based on these results, multiple shoot culture of pea maintained over a long period may be considered as a true to type multiplication method of the original genotype.Plant Cell Reports 12/2007; 26(11):1985-98. DOI:10.1007/s00299-007-0413-9 · 2.94 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Genotypic instability is commonly observed in plants derived from tissue culture and is at least partly due to in vitro-induced stress. In this work, the issues of whether genetic instability induced by in vitro stress varies among families and if genetic instability influences the adaptation to in vitro conditions and embryo development have been addressed. By comparing the stability of four variable nuclear microsatellite loci in embryogenic cultures and zygotic embryos of Pinus sylvestris, a significant difference in genetic stability among families was found. In six out of 10 families analysed, the level of genetic stability was similar between somatic and zygotic embryos. However, for the rest of the families, the mutation rate was significantly higher during somatic embryogenesis. Families showing a low genetic stability during establishment of embryogenic cultures had a higher embryogenic potential than those which were genetically more stable. In contrast, embryo development was suppressed in genetically unstable families. The relatively high mutation rates found for some families might reflect the plasticity of the families to adapt to stress, which is important for widely distributed species such as Pinus sylvestris.Journal of Experimental Botany 02/2007; 58(3):687-98. DOI:10.1093/jxb/erl241 · 5.79 Impact Factor