Assessing phylogenetic relationships of Lycium samples using RAPD and entropy theory

Xiao Lin Yin*, Kai Tai Fang, Yi Zeng Liang, Ricky N S WONG, Amber W.Y. Ha

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Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the phylogenetic relationships among related species of Lycium samples. Methods: Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) fingerprinting and lab-on-a-chip electrophoresis techniques were used to analyze the characteristics of Lycium species. Seven species and 3 varieties of Lycium were studied. Based on RAPD fingerprint data obtained from 11 primers, we proposed a new index, called dispersivity, using entropy theory and projection methods to depict the diversity of the DNA fingerprints. Results: Using the proposed dispersivity, primers were sorted and the dendrograms of the 7 species and 3 varieties of Lycium were constructed synthetically by merging primer information. Conclusion: Phylogenetic relationships among Lycium samples were constructed synthetically based on RAPD fingerprint data generated from 11 primers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1217-1224
Number of pages8
JournalActa Pharmacologica Sinica
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

User-Defined Keywords

  • DNA fingerprinting
  • Entropy
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • RAPD technique
  • UPGMA

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