Germplasm and Breeding Research of Tea Plant Based on DNA Marker Approaches

Sui Ni, Ming Zhe Yao, Liang Chen, Li Ping Zhao, Xin Chao Wang

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Tea is the most popular non-alcoholic and healthy beverage worldwide. Tea production contributes greatly to the economy and provides job opportunities for many countries in Asia and Africa. Meanwhile, the germplasm of tea, with a huge potential for the future of the whole tea industry, is presently one of the most valuable and fundamental materials for tea breeding and tea biotechnology. DNA molecular markers have been proven to be robust and valuable approaches in the studies of genetic diversity and variation, molecular identification, molecular phylogenetics, genetic stability and integrity of tea germplasm and the genetic linkage map for breeding of tea. In this paper, a brief description of the molecular marker studies of tea has been summarized. The purpose is to provide an effective way of undertaking a massive tea germplasm appraisal and evaluation, to develop new applicable and cheap DNA markers, to establish a high density genetic linkage map and analyze the agronomically important QTLs and, finally, to facilitate the markers assisted early selection and shorten breeding procedures in tea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Topics in Science and Technology in China
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvanced Topics in Science and Technology in China
ISSN (Print)1995-6819
ISSN (Electronic)1995-6827

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • General


  • Amplicon Length Polymorphism
  • Breeding Research
  • Camellia Sinensis
  • RAPD Analysis
  • RAPD Marker


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