Development of microsatellite markers for Aulonemia aristulata (poaceae) and cross-amplification in other bamboo species

  • Abreu A
  • Grombone-Guaratini M
  • Monteiro M
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Abstract

PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Microsatellite primers were developed for Aulonemia aristulata, an endangered species of economic interest, to further describe its genetic variability and population structure. We also tested cross-amplification in 18 other bamboo species. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using an enrichment genomic library, 13 microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized in A. aristulata. Seven of these loci were polymorphic. Twelve markers were cross-amplified in at least ten of the tested bamboo species. CONCLUSIONS: These markers will be useful for studies on the genetic diversity and structure of A. aristulata, which are important for future conservation, management and breeding programs of this species.

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  • Aulonemia
  • Bambusa
  • Dendrocalamus
  • Guadua
  • SSR

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Authors

  • Aluana G. Abreu

  • Maria T. Grombone-Guaratini

  • Mariza Monteiro

  • José B. Pinheiro

  • Antonio F.C. Tombolato

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