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Analysis of restriction sites and Southern blotting of two molecular markers linked to grape seedless gene

  • Yang Ke-Qiang (a1) (a2), Wang Yue-Jin (a1), Zhang Jin-Jin (a1) (a3), Wang Xi-Ping (a1), Wan Yi-Zhen (a1) and Zhang Jian-Xia (a1)...


The cloning and sequencing of two specific molecular markers linked to grape (Vitis vinifera) seedless gene indicated that the full lengths of the markers, 39970524-5-564 (GenBank accession number: AY327513) and 39970524-6-1538 (GenBank accession number: AY327514), were 564 bp and 1538 bp, respectively. The restriction sites of sequences 39970524-5-564 and 39970524-6-1538 were analysed with Wingene231 software. The results indicated that there were 29 and 130 restriction sites in 39970524-5-564 and 39970524-6-1538, respectively, digested by restriction enzymes with recognition sites of six or more than six bases. There was no cleavage site in 39970524-5-564 and there was one site at 135 bp of 39970524-6-1538 when these two markers were digested by EcoRI. Both markers can not be digested by HindIII. Therefore, the full length of 39970524-5-564 and of the two bands of 39970524-6-1538 (1400 bp and 135 bp) could be cut out from the pGEMR-T Easy Vector by EcoRI. The labelled DNA of 39970524-5-564, used as a probe for Southern blotting with genomic DNA from Red Globe, Flame Seedless, Thompson Seedless, four seedless hybrids and three seeded hybrids, showed a unique hybrid band present in all seedless individuals, but absent in all seeded individuals. It was further indicated that the specific marker 39970524-5-564 was derived from the genome of seedless grapes.


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