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Keywords:

  • Acacia mellifera;
  • Fabaceae;
  • microsatellites;
  • molecular markers;
  • Senegalia

Abstract

We isolated 11 polymorphic microsatellite markers from Acacia mellifera, a savannah woodland tree in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Arabia. The loci were screened for polymorphism using 48 Kenyan individuals. Allelic diversity ranged from three to 19 per locus and the polymorphic information content varied from 0.287 to 0.893. These loci will be useful in studies of genetic structure, gene flow and breeding systems.