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The origin of mangosteen: a review

Shaharudin, Mohamad Azimi and Mohd Zaki, Noorhariza and Saleh, Mohd Nazre and Mohd Noor, Normah and Midin, Mohd Razik (2022) The origin of mangosteen: a review. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. ISSN 0925-9864 E-ISSN 1573-5109

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Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana var. mangostana) is an obligate apomictic species which does not require a fertilization process to produce seeds. The absence of male plants of mangosteen brings about an interest to find out the origin of mangosteen. Determining the parents is important in any improvement program to produce better quality products. Several hypotheses were proposed since the 1990s, and the most popular and frequently cited one stated that mangosteen was a product of hybridization of G. mangostana var. malaccensis and G. celebica. This hypothesis then became the groundwork for later experiments to further study the origin of mangosteen. The methods used included morphological comparison between Garcinia species, molecularmarker analyses from the internal spacer, chloroplast sequencing, and microsatellite and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequence analysis. This review discusses the different approaches taken to study the origin of mangosteen and suggestions for future work in order to verify the original parents of mangosteen.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mangosteen origin · Garcinia · Agamospermy · Tropical fruit
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Razik Midin
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2022 15:17
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2022 15:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99338

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