Shoot-tips of 10 strawberry genotypes were suc cessfully cryopreserved using a modified encapsulation-dehydration method. All genotypes survived cryopreservation with high survival and regeneration rates. Eight Joho single-bud sibling lines were established as a model system for genetic analysis. Altho ugh cytological examination found chromosomal variation in both non-cryopreserved and cryopreserved samples, the ploidy constitution remained relatively stable after cryopreservation. DNA samples digested with MseI and PstI were used for amplified fragmentation length polymorphism (AFLP) assay. In 16 primer combinations, only one, namely, PCCA-MCAG, detected one site where band pattern changed after cryopreservation, which might be contributed to the change in DNA methylation status at PstI recognition site. Methylation sensitive amplified polymorphism (MSAP) assay was carried out for further investigation on the influence of cryopreservation on DNA methylation status. It was found that cryopreservation induced a significant change in DNA methylation status.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 January 2002
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CryoLetters is a bimonthly international journal for low temperature sciences, including cryobiology, cryopreservation or vitrification of cells and tissues, chemical and physical aspects of freezing and drying, and studies involving ecology of cold environments, and cold adaptation
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