Mitochondrial DNA variation in foxtail millet, Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.

Kenji Fukunaga, Kenji Kato

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Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was characterized by RFLPs in 94 strains of foxtail millet, Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv. Three RFLP patterns were observed by using rice atp6 as a probe, and were designated as types I-III. Difference between types I and II seems to be attributed to recombination between two atp6 genes. In East and Southeast Asia and Afghanistan, both of types I and II were found, while type I was predominant in India, Central Asia and Europe. In China, type III was also found. Chinese strains showed higher gene diversity than those from other regions. This result coincided the previous studies on isozymes and nuclear RFLPs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-13
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Foxtail millet
  • Geographical variation
  • Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)
  • RFLP
  • Setaria italica
  • atp 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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