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      <JournalTitle>Emergent Life Sciences Research</JournalTitle>
      <PISSN>2395-6658 (</PISSN>
      <EISSN>) 2395-664X (Print)</EISSN>
      <ArticleType>Research Article</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Assessment of molecular diversity through ISSR markers in muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.)</ArticleTitle>
      <Abstract>Present investigation was carried out for assessment of molecular diversity in parental population of muskmelon to be used for crossing programme in order to get hybrids with desirable traits. A total of eight inbreed lines of andromonoecious background were assessed with twenty ISSR primers. On the basis of polymorphism four primers were selected for whole molecular analysis. The polymorphism varied from 50.00 to 90.90 % with an average of 82.97 per cent. Pair wise similarity matrix based on Jaccard’s coefficient revealed the similarity value ranging from 55% to 75%. The maximum similarity value was recorded for the PMM-37 (0.75) with Hara Madhu while the lowest was observed for PMM-4A (0.55) with PMM-16 and between PMM-32 (0.55) and PMM-18. Eight genotypes were classified into two main clusters. Cluster I comprised of 6 genotypes and cluster II comprised of 2 genotypes with approximately 70.8% similarity among themselves. Cluster I is further subdivided into two sub-clusters IA and IB with 63% similarity. Sub-cluster IA further forked into two small clusters IAi and IAii. IAi comprised of PMM 4A. IAii is further sub divided into 2 groups; Group 1 and Group 2 with approximately 73.6% similarity. Group 1 consist of PMM 16 and group 2 consist of 1 genotypes namely PMM 37 and check variety Hara Madhu with approximately 74% similarity. Sub-cluster IB comprised of two genotypes PMM 32 and PMM 18 with approximately 70.9 % similarity among themselves.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Muskmelon, Molecular marker, ISSR, Molecular diversity</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://emergentresearch.org/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=15004&amp;title=Assessment of molecular diversity through ISSR markers in muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.)</Abstract>