(Juliana Massimino Feres, Marcelo L. L. Martinez) These two authors contributed equally to this work.
Transferability and characterization of nine microsatellite markers for the tropical tree species Tabebuia roseo-alba
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2009
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Molecular Ecology Resources
Volume 9, Issue 1, pages 434–437, January 2009
How to Cite
FERES, J. M., MARTINEZ, M. L. L., MARTINEZ, C. A., MESTRINER, M. A. and ALZATE-MARIN, A. L. (2009), Transferability and characterization of nine microsatellite markers for the tropical tree species Tabebuia roseo-alba. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9: 434–437. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02483.x
- Issue published online: 22 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 22 JAN 2009
- Received 14 May 2008; revision accepted 21 October 2008
- forest conservation;
- microsatellite marker;
- population genetics;
- Tabebuia roseo-alba
Microsatellite loci that were previously developed in the tropical tree Tabebuia aurea were used for the genetic analysis of Tabebuia roseo-alba populations. Nine of 10 simple sequence repeat markers were amplified, and the polymorphism was assessed in 58 individuals sampled from two stands in southeastern Brazil. All loci were polymorphic with Mendelian inheritance. The allele numbers were high, ranging from 5 to 13 in population I and 3 to 7 in population II, with means of 8.9 and 5.5, respectively. We conclude that these markers can be efficiently used for parentage and gene-flow studies.