Genetic Variation of Some Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Species Grown in Turkey with SSR Markers

Okumuş O., Turan Sirke S., Doruk Kahraman N., Erol O., Özaktan H.

12th International Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Congress, Kayseri, Turkey, 13 - 15 December 2023, pp.1

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Kayseri
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Protein is an important source in human and animal nutrition. Approximately 70% of the world's protein requirement is provided from plant sources, while this rate can reach up to 90% in undeveloped and developing countries. Faba beans are rich in phosphorus and iron as well as high protein content. However, genetic characterization studies in faba bean are minimal. In this study, the genetic characterization of a total 10 accessions faba bean (Vicia faba L.) species was investigated using SSR markers. A total of 6 SSR markers were used. The polymorphism information content (PIC) average value was 0,69. Very high similarities were found between some cultivars within the same species. This similarity may be due to the narrow structure of the faba bean genome or the inability of the SSR markers used. The results reported here will be contributed to future germplasm management efforts and for comparative studies in faba bean.