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Title: TEN MICROSATELLITE LOCI ISOLATED FROM IRIS HEXAGONA

Author
item Meerow, Alan
item Gideon, Michael
item Kuhn, David
item Schnell Ii, Raymond

Submitted to: Molecular Ecology Notes
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/23/2004
Publication Date: 1/26/2005
Citation: Meerow, A.W., Gideon, M., Kuhn, D.N., Schnell II, R.J. 2005. Ten microsatellite loci isolated from Iris hexagona. Molecular Ecology Notes. 5:410-412.

Interpretive Summary: We have developed ten microsatelite DNA markers for Iris hexagona, a wetland plant in the deep South that is also an important parent of the Louisiana iris hybrids. These markers are able to distinguish very closely related individuals and will be used to understand the genetic structure of wild populations of the species and establish the pedigree of hybrids.

Technical Abstract: Ten microsatellite loci isolated from Iris hexagona are described and tested across five populations of the species from Florida. All but one are highly polymorphic. These loci will be utilized to investigate patterns of genetic variation in the species throughout the Florida peninsula.