RAPD-PCR analysis was used to answer questions regarding the identity of certain varieties of roses. In addition the question of the identity of ‘Spray Cecile Brunner’/‘Bloomfield Abundance’ was investigated, indicating that the plant currently grown under both names is truly a sport of ‘Cecile Brunner’, and should be classified as ‘Spray Cecile Brunner’. The researchers conclude that RAPD-PCR can be a useful tool in determining the heritage of historic and modern roses.
Roses analyzed include “Bremo Double Musk”, ‘Xanadu’, numerous samples of “Found Noisettes”, “Katie Bell’s Devonianthus”, “Tradd Street Yellow” and ‘Devoniensis’.
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Investigating the Identity of Rose Varieties Utilizing Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Analysis
Published Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society 117:312-316. 2004