Interrelationship of cultivated rices Oryza sativa and O. glaberrima with wild O. perennis complex

Pental, D. ; Barnes, S. R. (1985) Interrelationship of cultivated rices Oryza sativa and O. glaberrima with wild O. perennis complex Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), 70 (2). pp. 185-191. ISSN 0040-5752

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Phylogenetic relationship of the cultivated rices Oryza sativa and O. glaberrima with the O. perennis complex, distributed on the three continents of Asia, Africa and America, and O. australiensis has been studied using Fraction 1 protein and two repeated DNA sequences as markers. Fraction 1 protein isolated from the leaf tissue of accessions of different species was subjected to isoelectric focusing. All the species studied have similar nuclear-encoded small subunit polypeptides and chloroplast-encoded large subunit polypeptides, except two of the O. perennis accessions from South America and O. australiensis, which have a different pattern for the chloroplast subunit. Two DNA sequences were isolated from Eco R1 restriction endonuclease digests of total DNA from O. sativa. One of the sequences has been characterized as highly repeated satellite DNA, and the other one as a moderately repeated DNA sequence. These sequences were used as probes in DNA/DNA hybridization with restriction endonuclease digested DNA from some accessions of the different species. Those accessions that are divergent for large subunit polypeptides of Fraction 1 protein (O. australiensis and two of the four South American O. perennis accessions) also lack the satellite DNA and have a different hybridization pattern with the moderately repeated sequence. All other accessions, irrespective of their geographical origin, are similar. We propose that various accessions of O. perennis from Africa and Asia are closely related to O. sativa and O. glaberrima, and that the dispersal of cultivated and O. perennis rices to different continents may be quite recent. The American O. perennis is a heterogeneous group. Some of the accessions ascribed to this group are closely related to the Asian and African O. perennis, while others have diverged.

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Keywords:Oryza sativa; Wild Rices; Fraction 1; Protein; Repeated DNA; Phylogeny
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