Genetic structure of European accessions of Solanum dulcamara L. (Solanaceae)

T.M. Golas, R.M.C. Feron, R.G. van den Berg, G.M. van der Weerden, C. Mariani, J.J.H.M. Allefs

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Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet) is one of the few native species of Solanum present in Europe. It is a common weed that occupies a wide range of habitats and is often found in the direct vicinity of cultivated potatoes (Solanum tuberosum), where it could transmit diseases. A broad sampling of European S. dulcamara accessions was carried out to gain insight into the population structure and crossing preferences of this species. Three amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP®) primer combinations generating 288 polymorphic fragments were used to analyze 79 bittersweet accessions (245 individuals). Dendrograms revealed a low level of genetic polymorphism in the bittersweet populations, caused partially by the out-crossing nature of this species
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-110
JournalPlant Systematics and Evolution
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • phytophthora-infestans
  • aflp
  • populations
  • nigrum


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