SCAR Primers

A software (Marker express 1.0) was developed by us to locate RAPD/ISSR primers & design iSCAR primers. It was validated (PremKrishnan and Arunachalam, 2012) using expressed sequences and published polymorphic RAPD primers of oil palm. We used the software and mined the complete genome, EST and core nucleotide sequences of apple, banana, straw berry, papaya, cacao, date palm, potato, tomato, melon for RAPD/ISSR priming sites and designed iSCAR (in silico Sequence Characterised and amplified region) markers. We built this database to provide the designed iSCAR primer sequences in the above plants to scientific community.