Veratrum stamineum var. micranthum is a perennial herb listed in the Red Data Book of Japan that is geographically restricted to central Japan. We developed 10 polymorphic microsatellite markers to examine genetic variability in this species. The observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.333-1.000 and 0.370-0.898, respectively. Two of the 10 loci significantly deviated from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, suggesting biparental inbreeding due to population size contraction or existence of null alleles. These markers will be useful in population genetic studies and for the preservation of V. stamineum var. micranthum.
- Lowland marsh
- Microsatellite markers
- Relict species
- Veratrum stamineum var. micranthum
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics