Viet The Ho1, Ngan Tram Tu2 and Thi An Nguyen1
1 Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry, 140 Le Trong Tan Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, 475A Dien Bien Phu Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho, Viet The, Tu, Ngan Tram & Nguyen, Thi An (2021). DNA fingerprinting and molecular characterization of mango (Mangifera spp.) cultivars in Vietnam using ITS DNA barcode. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 27 (1), 128–134
Mango (Mangifera spp.) is an important fruit tree in Vietnam. In this study, internal transcribed spacer (ITS) DNA barcode was used to characterize the genetic richness of 16 mango accessions from different provinces in Vietnam. The results show the discrimination power of ITS region. There are 14 sites of single nucleotide polymorphism detected among analyzed accessions. The dendrograms generated by cluster analysis show that the genetic similarity of samples is not strictly follow the geographical distribution of sampling sites. The obtained results provide molecular biological information for classification, identification plant origins, breeding, and conservation programs; furthermore, utilization of molecular marker analysis could provide new insights to breeders for molecular assisted selection of mango.