[Genetic diversity of Camellia sinensis germplasm in Guangdong Province based on morphological parameters and SRAP markers]

Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao. 2009 Jul;20(7):1551-8.
[Article in Chinese]


By the methods of phenotypic identification and SRAP makers amplification, the genetic diversity of twenty-five local tea cultivars in Guangdong Province and five contrastive cultivars from other regions was assessed and classified, and the phenotypic traits of the cultivars were clustered by Pearson correlation and Farthest neighbor methods. The coefficient of variation of the phenotypic traits was averagely 32.15%. Fine-hair had the highest coefficient of variation (42.41%), while the growth period of bud leaves had the smallest one (18.52%). Based on the cluster analysis of phenotypic traits, the test 30 tea cultivars could be clustered into 4 groups, 17 cultivars in the first group, 10 cultivars in the second group, 2 contrastive cultivars Yunnan-dayezhong and Lingyun-baimaocha in the third group, and 1 contrastive cultivar Hainan-dayezhong in the fourth group. After the amplification with 21 SRAP primers, a total of 127 fragments were detected, among which, 114 fragments were polymorphic, accounting for 88.67% of the total. The amplified fragments and polymorphic fragments per primer combination were averagely 6.05 and 5.43, respectively. At the genetic distance of 0.39 cm, the tea cultivars could be classified into three groups A, B and C, and 83.33% of the cultivars were belonged to group A. At the genetic distance of 0.31 cm, group A could be further classified into three sub-groups I , II and III, 13 cultivars in subgroup I, 2 cultivars in subgroup II, and 10 cultivars in subgroup III. It was not exactly the same between the clustering based on SRAP markers amplification and the performance of phenotypic traits.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Camellia sinensis / classification*
  • Camellia sinensis / genetics*
  • China
  • Genetic Markers / genetics
  • Genetic Variation*
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques / methods*
  • Phenotype
  • Phylogeny
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Polymorphism, Genetic


  • Genetic Markers