Ten new microsatellite markers for the buttonwood mangrove (Conocarpus erectus L., Combretaceae)

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  • ALEJANDRO NETTEL,

    1. Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 137 Mulford Hall no. 3114, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA,
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  • RICHARD S. DODD,

    1. Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 137 Mulford Hall no. 3114, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA,
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  • JORGE A. CID-BECERRA,

    1. Departamento de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad de Occidente, Blvd M. Gaxiola y Carr International s/n, Unidad Los Mochis, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico,
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  • JORGE DE LA ROSA-VELEZ

    1. Facultad de Ciencias Marinas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Unidad Ensenada, Apartado Postal 453, Ensenada, Baja California, 22800, México
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Alejandro Nettel, Laboratoire d’Ethologie Expérimentale et Comparée — CNRS UMR 7153, 99 Avenue, JB Clément, 93430, Université Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France, Fax: (33) 14 940 3975; E-mail: nettel@leec.univ-paris13.fr

Abstract

We present 10 microsatellite markers for the buttonwood mangrove, Conocarpus erectus, a wide-range mangrove associate species. Polymorphism was assessed among individuals from six different populations along the Pacific Coast of Mexico and Costa Rica, as well as in two individuals from the Yucatan Peninsula in the Atlantic. The number of alleles detected in the Pacific ranged from two to five. All loci amplified in the Yucatan samples and seven loci revealed a unique Atlantic allele. These markers will be useful for studies in the conservation of the species and to study the basic biology of C. erectus.

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