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Isolation and characterization of highly polymorphic microsatellites in the aquatic plant, Nymphoides peltata (Menyanthaceae)


Ryuji Uesugi, Fax: + 81-3-5841-8916; E-mail:


Ten microsatellite loci were described for conservation design of a threatened clonal aquatic plant, Nymphoides peltata. The microsatellite loci obtained through the construction of an enriched library were polymorphic (2–6 alleles per locus) and exhibited high levels of observed (0.333–0.889) and expected (0.284–0.765) heterozygosities. All microsatellite loci were expected to be useful for identification of genets and evaluation of genetic diversity of this species.

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