Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the invasive Brazilian pepper, Schinus terebinthifolius

D. A. Williams, L. Da, S. L. Sternberg, C. R. Hughes

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Abstract

Brazilian pepper trees (Schinus terebinthifolius) pose a significant threat to south Florida ecosystems. To identify the source population of this exotic species we developed eight trinucleotide (AAT) microsatellite loci. Polymorphism ranged from two to six alleles and heterozygosity from 30 to 100% in a sample of 10 individuals from across south Florida. Cross-species amplification indicated that these loci may be useful in some members of the Anacardiaceae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-232
Number of pages2
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002

Keywords

  • Anacardiaceae
  • Exotic
  • Florida
  • Microsatellite
  • Primers
  • Schinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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