Analysis of Genetic Diversity of Mulberry Silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) Using RAPD Molecular Markers

Bogdan VLAIC, Liviu. Al. MARGHITAS, Augustin VLAIC, Paul RAICA


The present study follows the genetic differences between Romanian silkworm genotypes through RAPD-PCR technique. Four local breeds and four local hybrids were be analyzed by randomly 20 decamer primers (OPERON type). Of the sum of 716 bands 496 were polymorphic. The aim of this study is to point the genetic similarity and phylogenetic relationships among the strains.


silkworm, genetic diversity, RAPD-PCR

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