This study aims at developing and characterizing new microsatellite primer pairs in Taraxacum officinale auct. to produce polymorphic markers for genetical and evolutionary studies on apomixis in this sexual-apomictic complex. A total of 24 diploid plants were tested for allelic polymorphism and heterozygosity. Out of nine loci three deviated significantly from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium expectations, probably due to the presence of null-alleles. Successful cross-species amplification was obtained for all markers in 29 Taraxacum microspecies from five sections.
- apomictic dandelions
Vasut, R., Dijk, P. J., Falque, M., Trávnicek, B., & de Jong, J. H. S. G. M. (2004). Development and characterization of nine new microsatellite markers in Taraxacum (Asteraceae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 4(4), 645-648. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00760.x