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Keywords:

  • cultivar identification;
  • Fragaria vesca;
  • simple sequence repeats;
  • strawberry

Abstract

This study reports the development and characterization of 20 microsatellite primer pairs in wild strawberry Fragaria vesca. One hundred primers were obtained from an AC-enriched library developed in the cultivar ‘Ilaria’. A set of eight F. vesca genotypes was used to detect the polymorphism resulting in an average of 7.0 alleles, an average observed heterozygosity of 0.32 and an average expected heterozygosity of 0.73. Nineteen (95%) of the primers also amplified the cultivated octoploid strawberry Fragaria×ananassa.