Development and characterization of 10 microsatellite markers for the semi-evergreen tree species, Ligustrum ovalifolium (Oleaceae)

Kosei Kodama, Takayuki Yamada, Masayuki Maki

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Abstract

Ligustrum ovalifolium is a semi-evergreen tree distributed in the western part of Japan and southern Korea. This species contains an insular endemic variety, L. ovalifolium var. pacificum; this variety occurs only on the Izu Islands located south of the Japanese mainland Honshu. We isolated 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci from the species, and characterized them for 21 individuals from a population of L. ovalifolium. The primers developed in this study yielded an average 12.2 alleles per locus and an average expected heterozygosity of 0.78. These markers will be powerful tools for studying the genetic differentiation within the species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1008-1010
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Izu islands
  • Ligustrum ovalifolium
  • Microsatellites
  • Oleaceae
  • Population genetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics

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