Microsatellite markers for northern red oak (Fagaceae: Quercus rubra)

Authors

  • Preston R. Aldrich,

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    1. USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center,
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  • Charles H. Michler,

    1. USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center,
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  • Weilin Sun,

    1. Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, 1159 Forestry Building, West Lafayette, IN 47907–1159, USA
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  • Jeanne Romero-Severson

    1. Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, 1159 Forestry Building, West Lafayette, IN 47907–1159, USA
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P. R. Aldrich. Fax: 765 4967255; E-mail: preston@fnr.purdue.edu

Abstract

We provide primer sequences for 14 (GA)n microsatellite loci developed from northern red oak, an important timber species. We screened loci using two sets of samples. A parent–offspring set included DNA from seven acorns collected from one mother tree along with maternal DNA, to determine that all progeny carried a maternal allele at each locus. The other set was comprised of 10 adult trees sampled from Indiana old-growth forest, providing a measure of diversity revealed by each locus.

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