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Genetic fingerprinting of Fijian kava

Jokhan, Anjeela D. and McLenachan, P.A. (2004) Genetic fingerprinting of Fijian kava. The South Pacific Journal of Natural Sciences, 22 (1). pp. 43-45. ISSN 1013-9877

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DNA analysis of 15 kava cultivars with 20 primer pairs showed no observable difference in the fingerprint pattern. This indicates that while the Fijian kava cultivars have morphological differences, genetically they are very similar. Similar results have been obtained with Hawaiian kava cultivars. This result indicates that when studying diseases such as the dieback disease in kava, a focus on environmental factors may be needed as controlling factors of the diseases.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE)
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2004 10:21
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2012 09:24

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