Seed Protein Profiling, An Efficient Method in Diversity Analysis of Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch. Ex. Poir.) From Northeast India

Seed Protein Profiling, An Efficient Method in Diversity Analysis of Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch. Ex. Poir.) From Northeast India

Md. Ramjan, Chandra Deo, Mohd Talha Ansari and M. Chandrakumar Singh

Keywords: Cluster analysis, genetic diversity, Sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) • PDF


For the present study, 25 diverse genotype of pumpkin were evaluated at Vegetable Research Farm, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat Arunachal Pradesh India for genetic diversity using the total seed proteins using SDS-PAGE and morphological characteristics. All the germplasm clearly revealed remarkable polymorphism from their protein banding patterns. On the basis of banding patterns,the 89 numbers of protein bands were observed in all the genotypes. Total protein band which ranged from 13 to 26 with Relative Mobility (Rm) values 0.10 to 0.98. The result showed that, among the genotypes, CHFPUM-6, CHFPUM-18 and CHFPUM-25 showed maximum numbers (26) of protein bands while the minimum numbers (13) of bands were present in genotypes CHFPUM-13. The study concluded that, the genotype CHFPUM-1 with CHFPUM-21, CHFPUM-3 with CHFUM-13 and CHFPUM-20 were more distantly related to each other. Hence these genotypes could be utilized for breeding programme.


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