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Conservation of microsatellites among tropical trees (Leguminosae)

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Conservation of microsatellites among tropical trees (Leguminosae)

Dayanandan, Selvadurai and Bawa, K.S. and Kesseli, R. (1997) Conservation of microsatellites among tropical trees (Leguminosae). American Journal of Botany, 84 (12). pp. 1658-1663. ISSN 0002-9122

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Abstract

Although microsatellites or simple sequence repeats (SSRs) have become a popular tool in genetic mapping and gene flow studies, their utility is limited due to paucity of information about DNA sequences in plants. We tested the utility of microsatellite markers characterized for the tropical tree Pithecellobium elegans as a genetic tool for related species. The results indicate that SSR loci are conserved among closely related species, and SSR primers developed for P. elegans could be successfully used as a genetic tool in several species of the tribe Ingeae. This study indicates that there is high potential for the transfer of SSR markers among closely related taxa, circumventing laborious cloning and screening procedures involved in characterizing SSR loci for many species.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Biology
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Dayanandan, Selvadurai and Bawa, K.S. and Kesseli, R.
Journal or Publication:American Journal of Botany
Date:December 1997
Funders:
  • NSF grants
  • ARI Instrumentation Grant
Keywords:Ingeae; Mimosoideae; phylogeny; Pithecellobium; rbcL; simple sequence repeat.
ID Code:6711
Deposited By:DANIELLE DENNIE
Deposited On:09 Jun 2010 18:37
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 18:16
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