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Historical document

Finalising the establishment of a DNA library of 10 chestnut varieties using fingerprinting techniques (CH04005)

Key research provider: Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd
Publication date: July, 2006

This is a final research report from Hort Innovation’s historical archives. Please note that as these reports may date back as far as the 1990s, the content and recommendations within them may be superseded by more recent research.

What was it all about?

The following report detailed the progress towards generating a genetic fingerprint database of commercially grown chestnut varieties in Australia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possibility of establishing a fingerprinting protocol suitable for rapid and reproducible discrimination of nineteen selected cultivars, namely De Coppi Marone, Spanish Red, Orange Marone, Sassafras Red, Buffalo Queen, Morena (two accessions), Menzies, Mullion Range, Purtons Pride, Bouche de Betizac, Cusia, Early Marone, April Gold, Wandiligong Wonder, Mollisima, Sassafras Gold, Colossal and Knox Early. Nine cultivars were added to the database in this period. All nineteen cultivars could be discriminated by the approach used.


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Funding statement:
This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited) with the voluntary financial support of the chestnut Industry.

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