Renata A. Ribeiro and Marcelo F. S. Rezende contributed equally to this work.
Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for Dalbergia nigra (Papilionoideae), an endangered tree from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Article first published online: 22 OCT 2008
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Molecular Ecology Resources
Volume 9, Issue 1, pages 203–206, January 2009
How to Cite
RIBEIRO, R. A., REZENDE, M. F. S., RESENDE, L. C., LEMOS-FILHO, J. P., KALAPOTHAKIS, E. and LOVATO, M. B. (2009), Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for Dalbergia nigra (Papilionoideae), an endangered tree from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9: 203–206. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02347.x
- Issue published online: 22 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 22 OCT 2008
- Received 11 June 2008; revision accepted 15 July 2008
- conservation genetics;
- Dalbergia nigra;
- genetic diversity;
- molecular markers
Dalbergia nigra is an endangered tree restricted to the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized in 47 trees from two populations. The total number of alleles per locus ranged from three to 12 alleles. The levels of observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.304 to 0.740 and from 0.278 to 0.872, respectively. Significant deviations from Hardy–Weinberg were detected for only three loci in each population. No pair of loci exhibited significant linkage disequilibrium. These microsatellites provide an efficient tool to investigate genetic structure in forest remnants with the purpose of conservation of this species.