Microsatellite markers for DNA based identification of Narcissus cultivars

The first major refereed paper to emerge from Kalman’s thesis was published online today: MICROSATELLITE MARKERS FOR HOOP-PETTICOAT DAFFODILS (NARCISSUS SECT. BULBOCODII; AMARYLLIDACEAE) Applications in Plant Sciences 2016 4 (4): 1500127 http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.3732/apps.1500127

The paper describes the screening of a novel microsatellite library derived from DNA of the diminutive winter flowering Hoop-Petticoat daffodils that flower from November through to March.  This work forms one strand of Kalman’s PhD research and the first technical element to be published in a refereed journal.

This work will form the basis for further of Kalman’s papers but also the basis for the screening of a wide range of daffodil cultivars by Jordan Bilsborrow whose research on another major Narcissus section.  Both projects have been supported by the Royal Horticultural Society.

About Alastair Culham

A professional botanist and biologist with an interest in promoting biological knowledge and awareness to all.
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