The two first authors have contributed equally to this study.
Polymorphic microsatellite loci in Linum usitatissimum
Article first published online: 27 APR 2006
Molecular Ecology Notes
Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 796–799, September 2006
How to Cite
ROOSE-AMSALEG, C., CARIOU-PHAM, E., VAUTRIN, D., TAVERNIER, R. and SOLIGNAC, M. (2006), Polymorphic microsatellite loci in Linum usitatissimum. Molecular Ecology Notes, 6: 796–799. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01348.x
- Issue published online: 14 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2006
- Received 21 October 2005; revision received 16 December 2005; accepted 6 February 2006
- flax cultivar;
- Linum usitatissimum;
- microsatellite loci;
We report the characterization of 28 polymorphic microsatellite markers in Linum usitatissimum that allow distinguishing almost all cultivars of both flax and linseed. Polymorphism was low, ranging from two to 10 alleles per locus in the 93 cultivars screened. Linkage disequilibrium was found at about a third of the pairs of loci likely due to self-fertilization and strong selection by breeders. We tested these loci for cross-amplification in nine additional species of Linum and found that three species amplified a majority of loci.