Characterisation of microsatellite markers in Fagus sylvatica L. and Fagus orientalis Lipsky

R. Pastorelli, M.J.M. Smulders, W.P.C. van 't Westende, B. Vosman, R. Giannini, C. Vettori, G.G. Vendramin

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    Using an enrichment procedure, we cloned microsatellite repeats from European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and developed primers for the amplification of microsatellite markers. Six polymorphic loci were characterized which produced 3-21 alleles in 70 individuals from one Italian population, with an observed heterozygosity between 0.58 and 0.85. All six loci amplified fragments which were polymorphic in the closely related species, Fagus orientalis, also. Owing to their very high degree of variation, these markers should be very useful in gene flow studies of these species
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)76-78
    JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
    Publication statusPublished - 2003



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