Microsatellites for use in Nothofagus cunninghamii (Nothofagaceae) and related species

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  • Rebecca C. Jones,

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    1. School of Plant Science and CRC for Sustainable Production Forestry, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 55, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia
      Rebecca C. Jones. Fax: + 61 3 6226 2698; E-mail: Rebecca.Jones@utas.edu.au
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  • René E. Vaillancourt,

    1. School of Plant Science and CRC for Sustainable Production Forestry, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 55, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia
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  • Gregory J. Jordan

    1. School of Plant Science and CRC for Sustainable Production Forestry, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 55, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia
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Rebecca C. Jones. Fax: + 61 3 6226 2698; E-mail: Rebecca.Jones@utas.edu.au

Abstract

Nothofagus cunninghamii (myrtle) has a widespread distribution through the temperate rainforest of southeastern Australia with some disjunct populations existing in putative glacial refugia. Polymorphic nuclear markers are required to resolve the biogeographical history of the species and will also be useful for conservation and forestry applications in this and other species of Nothofagus. Fourteen polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated from N. cunninghamii, with four to 10 alleles amplified in 15 individuals tested. Transferability to other species of Nothofagus was successful, with six loci transferring to all eight other species tested.

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