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DNA Fingerprinting of Floral Crops


Using genetic markers for copyright protections


Recently, economically significant intellectual and ethical issues have been raised in the floral crop industry with regard to plant patent protection and breeder’s rights. Accurate and sensitive cultivar identification is vital to improving this situation. Thus, molecular methods are being tested in a wide array of floral crops. Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) has been used in many floral crops, including geranium, Peruvian lily, rose, New Guinea impatiens, orchids, and poinsettia.

Source: • American Floral Endowment Special Research Reports #305

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