Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the sub-Saharan tree, Acacia (Senegalia) mellifera (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae)

Juan C. Ruiz-Guajardo*, Adriana Otero-Arnaiz, Travis Taylor, Graham Stone, Travis C. Glenn, Nancy A. Schable, Joseph T. Miller, Sonja Preuss, Andrew Schnabel

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Abstract

We isolated 11 polymorphic microsatellite markers from Acacia mellifera, a savannah woodland tree in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Arabia. The loci were screened for polymorphism using 48 Kenyan individuals. Allelic diversity ranged from three to 19 per locus and the polymorphic information content varied from 0.287 to 0.893. These loci will be useful in studies of genetic structure, gene flow and breeding systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1138-1140
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Acacia mellifera
  • Fabaceae
  • Microsatellites
  • Molecular markers
  • Senegalia

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