Location: Genomics and Bioinformatics ResearchTitle: Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci identified from a small insert genomic library for Peronospora tabacina Author
Submitted to: Mycological Society of America
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/27/2011
Publication Date: 5/1/2012
Citation: Trigiano, R.N., Wadl, P.A., Dean, D., Hadziabdic, D., Scheffler, B.E., Runge, F., Telle, S., Thines, M., Ristaino, J., Spring, O. 2012. Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci identified from a small insert genomic library for Peronospora tabacina. Mycological Society of America. 104(3):633-640. Interpretive Summary: DNA markers are valuable tools for identification of isolates of pathogens. This allows for the potential tracking of the flow of the pathogen across locations and environments. This ability can be very important in identification of the origin of a particular pathogen when it appears in a new location. The ideal markers for this type of work are SSRs (Simple Sequence Repeats). In this study a number of SSRs were isolated from the pathogen Peronospora tabacin. From these 10 were developed, validated and utilized to characterize 46 isolates of Peronospora tabacin. These microsatellite loci provide a set of markers sufficient to perform genetic diversity and population studies of P. tabacina, and possibly other species in the genus Peronospora and other genera of downy mildews.
Technical Abstract: Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci for the oomycete obligate, biotrophic pathogen Peronospora tabacina of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) were identified from a small insert genomic library enriched for GT motifs. Eighty-five percent of the loci were composed of dinucleotide repeats, whereas only 4% and 11% were tri- and tetra-nucleotide repeats, respectively. About 82% of all the microsatellites were perfect and within the library, only about 7% of the loci were duplicated. Primers were designed for 63 loci; 10 loci were polymorphic, 19 were monomorphic, and 34 either failed to amplify or produced ambiguous/inconsistent results. The ten polymorphic loci were characterized using 44 isolates of P. tabacina collected from tobacco plants growing in Europe, the Near East, and North and South America. The number of alleles per locus was either 3 or 4 with a mean of 3.2 and the mean number of genotypes per locus was 3.6. Observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.32 to 0.95 and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.44- 0.69 for these loci and all loci except PT054 did not conform to the Hardy-Weinberg distribution. Polymorphic information content (PIC) for the loci ranged from 0.35- 0.69 with a mean of 0.50. These microsatellite loci provide a set of markers sufficient to perform genetic diversity and population studies of P. tabacina, and possibly other species in the genus Peronospora and other genera of downy mildews.