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Genetic Diversity and Conservation Strategies of Apple Germplasm Resources  

Jianxin Li
Jiugu MolBreed SciTech Ltd., Zhuji, 311800, China
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Tree Genetics and Molecular Breeding, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/tgmb.2024.14.0001
Received: 18 Dec., 2023    Accepted: 22 Jan., 2024    Published: 12 Feb., 2024
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Li J.X., 2024, Study on the geographic distribution and conservation strategies of genetic diversity in apple germplasm resources, Tree Genetics and Molecular Breeding, 14(1): 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/tgmb.2024.14.0001)


Apples, as one of the globally significant fruit trees, possess a rich array of germplasm resources and extensive genetic diversity. This review aims to delve into the genetic diversity of apple germplasm resources and the associated conservation strategies. It begins by outlining the origin and evolutionary history of apples, then focuses on elucidating the significance of genetic diversity in the apple industry, as well as evaluating the effectiveness and challenges of current conservation strategies. Addressing the shortcomings of existing strategies, the review further explores improvement measures including diversity maintenance, genomics-based conservation methods, and ongoing monitoring and management. By providing a comprehensive discussion, this review seeks to offer a holistic understanding of conserving genetic diversity in apple germplasm resources, serving as a reference for future research and conservation efforts.

Apple; Germplasm resources; Genetic diversity; Conservation strategies; DNA sequence analysis
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