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Markers derived from amplified fragment length polymorphism gels for plant ecology and evolution studies


P. J. Lockhart, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Fax: 64 63505694;


We describe the types of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) markers that we have isolated using amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLP) in closely related taxa from diverse plant genera. With these markers, both inter- and intraspecific differences have been identified. The characterization of the nucleotide sequences and fragment length polymorphisms of such AFLP-derived PCR markers is promising for investigating the ecology and evolution of closely related plant taxa.

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