Development of microsatellite markers in Gonystylus bancanus (Ramin) useful for tracing and tracking of wood of this protected species

M.J.M. Smulders, W.P.C. van 't Westende, B. Diway, G.D. Esselink, P.J. van der Meer, W.J.M. Koopman

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Abstract

Ten polymorphic microsatellite markers have been developed for Gonystylus bancanus (Ramin), a protected tree species of peat swamp forests in Malaysia and Indonesia. Eight markers were also shown to be polymorphic in other Gonystylus species. The markers will enable assessing the amount of genetic variation within and among populations and the degree of population differentiation, such that donor populations can be selected for reforestation projects. They may be used for tracing and tracking of wood in the production chain, so that legal trade in this Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora-protected timber species, derived from specifically described origins, can be distinguished from illegally logged timber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-171
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • l.
  • identification

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