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Title: Microsatellite DNA as shared genetic markers among conifer species

Author: Echt, C.S.; Vendramin, G.G.; Nelson, C. D.; Marquardt, Paula E.;

Date: 1999

Source: Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 29: 365-371. (1999)

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primer pairs for 21 simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci in Pinus strobus L, and 6 in Pinus radiata D. Don were evaluated to determine whether SSR marker amplification could be achieved in 1O other conifer species. Eighty percent of SSR primer pairs for (AC) loci that were polymorphic in P. strobus also amplified SSR loci in two other soft pines of the subgenus Strobus but not in seven hard pines of the subgenus Pinus nor in Picea glauca (Moencb) Voss or Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco. The six P. strobus SSR primer pairs that did amplify loci from conifers other than soft pines were those that were specific to loci monomorphic within P. strobus. These six loci were also monomorphic within seven other species tested, but four of the loci were polymorphic among species. A comparison of allelic variation among the three soft pine species found only 25 shared alleles among a total of 122 alleles at eight loci. Primer pairs tbr dinucleotide SSR loci that were polymorphic in Pinus radiata also specifically amplified loci from various other hard pines but not from the soft pines or from the other conifers tested.

Keywords: Polymerase chain reaction, Pinus strobus, loci, conifers, DNA, microsatellite, genetic markers

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Echt, C.S.; Vendramin, G.G.; Nelson, C. D.; Marquardt, Paula E. 1999. Microsatellite DNA as shared genetic markers among conifer species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 29: 365-371. (1999)


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