Title Isolation and characterization of microsatellite DNA markers in the grass Poa alpina L.
Author/s Katrin Maurer, Barbara Gautschi, Anne Weyand, J¸rg St–cklin, Markus Fischer
Year 2005
Journal Molecular Ecology Notes: online
Abstract The important fodder grass Poa alpina L. occurs at several ploidy levels with common aneuploidy. We isolated and characterized five polymorphic microsatellite markers for the study of molecular genetic variation of this species. As first examples of the value of the developed markers for population genetic analyses, we show that plants with more chromosomes have more microsatellite bands and that isolation by distance plays a small role in shaping microsatellite diversity of P. alpina in the Swiss Alps.
Keywords microsatellites · Poa alpina · population genetics
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