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Unformatted text preview: anamoorthy et al., 2011).
For the purpose of plant breeding programs, mutagenic
treatments with low physiological effects, complete
recovery of the desired mutant plants, and strong genetic
effects are desirable. The critical level of gamma radiation
at which mutations are induced must be within the range of
tolerance for regeneration. Hence, we used lower doses of YUNUS et al. / Turk J Biol gamma irradiation (10 Gy) for E. elatior improvement. Our
results support the view that the RAPD analysis is a highly
effective method for detection of DNA polymorphism
and early screening of potential mutant lines. This is
the first report on in vitro mutagenesis through gamma
irradiation and molecular characterization using RAPD
marker analysis in E. elatior. Thus, this technique could be
further exploited to isolate new and novel cultivars for the
improvement of E. elatior. Acknowledgments
The first author is grateful to the Ministry of Science,
Technology, and Innovation of Malaysia for financial
assistance to undertake this study as part of hi...
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