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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INVASIVE PLANTS OF THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS Title: Isolation and characterization of ten polymorphic microsatellites in saltcedars (Tamarix chinensis and T. ramosissima)

Authors
item Gaskin, John
item Pepper, A - TEXAS A&M
item Manhart, J - TEXAS A&M

Submitted to: Molecular Ecology Notes
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 24, 2006
Publication Date: December 1, 2006
Repository URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10113/31700
Citation: Gaskin, J.F., Pepper, A., Manhart, J. 2006. Isolation and characterization of ten polymorphic microsatellites in saltcedars (Tamarix chinensis and T. ramosissima). Molecular Ecology Notes. 6(4):1147-1149.

Interpretive Summary: We have developed primers that amplify ten polymorphic microsatellite loci from T. ramosissima; these primer pairs also successfully amplify polymorphic microsatellites from the closely related T. chinensis, a species that forms hybrids with T. ramosissima in the western USA.

Technical Abstract: Tamarix ramosissima and T. chinensis are invasive weed species in western North America. Previous studies based on single locus DNA sequence data revealed some information about the invasion process, but multilocus markers can provide additional information about levels of introgression and genotype origins. We have developed primers that amplify ten polymorphic microsatellite loci from T. ramosissima; these primer pairs also successfully amplify polymorphic microsatellites from the closely related T. chinensis, a species that forms hybrids with T. ramosissima in the western USA.

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