Molecular genetic exploration of endangered plants

Management of rare and endangered species in captivity and in the wild is one of the global problems of nature conservation. Sequencing based molecular techniques provide better resolution at intra-genus and above level, while frequency data from DNA markers associated with inter simple sequence repeats (ISSR), retrotransposons (IRAPs and REMAP) as well as microsatellites (SSR), bar-coding provide the means to classify individuals into nominal genotypic categories and are mostly suitable for intra-species genotypic variation study. The application of molecular techniques can be provided to solve the current problems in the genetic management of rare and endangered species.