The Nuclear Microsatellite Database

The Nuclear Microsatellite Database contains nuclear microsatellite profiles of Greek cultivars and of foreign cultivars. This database has 39 fields. The first five fields are informative. They give the identity of the plant and the DNA sample used for microsatellite PCR as well as the geographic area of cultivation, while the remaining 34 correspond to allelic data at 17 nuclear nSSR loci. Allelic data are given in base pairs. All cultivars have been profiled at least at 9 loci. Sizing was standardized with sizing by Mark Thomas at loci VVS5, with sizing by Kristina Sefc and Herta Steinkellner for the loci VVS1, VVS2, VVS3, VVS4, VMD5, VMD7, ZAG21, ZAG47, ZAG62, ZAG64, ZAG67, ZAG79, ZAG83, ZAG112. Information relative to these loci is available in the other published primers section
Fields 1 to 5:

  1. Name of the cultivar.The name of the cultivar is given in its transliteration in Latin alphabet if it is a Greek cultivar and in its normal Latin alphabet spelling if it is another cultivar.
  2. Greek name.This field gives the Greek name of Greek cultivars in Greek alphabet
  3. DNA sample.This field gives the number of the DNA sample used for microsatellite PCR. Our collection of DNAs contains more than 500 samples at the moment.
  4. Collection.The number gives the identity of the ampelographic collection, where the cultivar is located.
    See the list of collections
  5. Geographic area of cultivation.This field gives the main geographic regions of cultivation of each cultivar whenever it is known. The name of the region is given in its transliteration from Greek alphabet to Latin alphabet in order to make this field available to non Greek speakers. For searching an area, you may consult the multilingual list of Greek toponyms.