The mango (Mangifer indica L.) is an important species
of the family Anacardiaceae and is one of the most important crops cultivated
commercially in many parts of the world. Hence, a better understanding of the
phylogeny in this species is crucial as it is the basis knowledge of improving
its genetic resources which is beneficial for breeding programs. Phylogenetic
relationships among 13 mango cultivars from Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan were
carried out by comparing DNA sequence data sets derived from the Internal Transcribed
Spacer (ITS) region pf nuclear ribosomal DNA (nrDNA). Analysis using parsimony
method showed that the cultivars were classified into three major groups. The
first group composed almost Malaysian cultivars although with low bootstrap
value, the second group consisted of mainly Taiwan cultivars and the last group
included mostly Indonesia one. The results indicated that some cultivars have
a close relationships with each other even it is originated from different countries.
With regards to the relationship among these cultivars, this gives better insight
for generating new cultivar.
Topik Hidayat, Shahkila Mohd. Arif and Azman Abd. Samad, 2013. Molecular Biodiversity of Selected Mango Cultivars Based on DNA Sequences of Internal Transcribed Spacer Region. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 1072-1075.