Identification of wine grape cultivars by means of chemotaxonomy
Since morphological charcacteristics of plants are affected by soil, climate and cultivation practices, it is possible that some cultivars and/or clones, which are imported for their unique characteristics, may be identical. Application of conventional ampelographic techniques does not always allow confident differentiation and so it was decided to develop a DNA-fingerprinting technique capable of distinguishing between clones and cultivars.
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