DOI: /10.5513/JCEA01/17.4.1795

Original scientific paper

Direct PCR as the platform of Hedera helix, L. genotypying without the extraction of DNA

2016, 17 (4)   p. 941-949



Hedera helix, L. is a specie that is used for its ornamental and medicinal properties widely. In spite of its very good biochemical characterization, the knowledge about the DNA variability is very limited and no DNA markers were used to analyse the genomic variability of the ivy populations, up to date. Here, a direct PCR approach was used to evaluate a cytochrome P450 sequences based polymorphism by PBA technique. A set of 4 samples from Slovakia, 2 samples from Czech Republic, 2 samples originated in Poland, 2 samples from Croatia, 2 samples from Scotland and samples from Germany, Austria and Spain were used in analysis. Using a set of three PBA primers and their combinations, the number of amplified fragment levels obtained by individual primer combinations was for both of them 11 and the obtained polymorphism was 91% or 100% respectivelly. The PCoA analysis was performed and the genotypes belonging to a different geographic localities were grouped together.


direct polymerase chain reaction, genetic diversity, hedera helix


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