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Keywords:

  • Bactris;
  • cross-species amplification;
  • microsatellites;
  • peach palm

Abstract

We constructed a microsatellite-enriched genomic library for Bactris gasipaes, an economically important, domesticated palm. We developed 18 polymorphic microsatellite markers, and found an average of seven alleles per locus in a sample of 14 individuals selected from a germplasm bank. Cross-species amplification was evaluated in six other Bactris species. The loci detected will permit population studies and germplasm characterization, and can be used for genetic analyses in related species.