Development of novel chloroplast microsatellite markers to identify species in the Agrostis complex (Poaceae) and related genera


Maria Luz Zapiola, Fax: 541-737-3407; E-mail:


We needed a reliable way to identify species and confirm potential interspecific and intergeneric hybrids in a landscape level study of gene flow from transgenic glyphosate-resistant Agrostis stolonifera (Poaceae) to compatible relatives. We developed 12 new polymorphic chloroplast microsatellite markers to aid in identifying species recipient of transgenic pollen both within the Agrostis complex and the related genera Polypogon.