Liliaceae Mico-Satellite Marker database [LiMdb]
Genomic resource for the improvement of family Liliaceae

Welcome to LiMdb

The plant family Liliaceae is well known for its colorful flowers. This family composed with 15 genera and 705 known species (Christenhusz & Byng 2016). It is monocotyledonous, perennial herbs. The leaves are linear in shape, with their veins usually arranged parallel to the edges, single and arranged alternating on the stem, or in a rosette at the base. Most of the Liliaceae species grown from bulbs, but some of them from rhizomes. Lily is commercially cultivated in France, Chile, the USA, Japan, and New Zealand, as well as in the Netherlands, the worlds leading producer and exporter. Lilium species belonging to the same section are cross-compatible and produce fertile hybrids. They are also highly heterozygous because they evolved from a series of interspecific crosses. However, the precise levels of heterozygosity within Lilium remain unexplored because there is lack of appropriate molecular markers for this species.
Publicly available SSR markers remains insufficient for many downstream breeding applications in lily; for example, genotyping, identifying cultivars, estimating genetic diversity, positional cloning, trait-tagging, and comparative mapping. To boost the breeding program of this valuable crop species, functional molecular markers must be developed.
In this database, we developed and deposited large number of SSR markers those were obtained from large-scale transcriptome data mining of the Lilium sp.
Fig: Lily SSR marker distrubition

db Info: LiMdb: Version 1. Current version of Lily SSR marker database contains 3560 SSR markers