Microsatellites or simple sequence repeats (SSRs) are highthroughput sequence based DNA markers that have been exploited as tools for measuring genetic distance and diversity in evolutionary studies, protection of intellectual property, genetic resource conservation management, cultivar identification and molecular breeding of crop plants. We isolated and sequenced 1095 clones from...
Medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) are important industrial feedstocks for
soaps, detergents and surfactants. Interspecific lines derived from Cuphea lanceolata
and Cup hea viscosissima are being domesticated as a temperate source of MCFAs.
These species also serve as model organisms for understanding the biosynthesis of
MCFAs in seeds. Various markers...
Cuphea is an herbaceous genus having species whose seed
storage lipids are predominantly medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs).
Cuphea lanceolate Ait, and Cuphea viscosissima Jacq. are central to
the breeding of Cuphea as a new commercial source of MCTs. The
objectives of this thesis were to develop a reliable method to