Isolation, characterisation and transferability of microsatellites for Paraserianthes lophantha, Cape Wattle (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae): a significant weed worldwide

Brown Gillian, Michael Gardner

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    Abstract

    We isolated microsatellite markers from Paraserianthes lophantha and screened these, plus eight loci from species of Acacia s.s. and Pithecellobium, for polymorphism in 42 individuals of P. lophantha: 20 from one native population and 22 from across the native and introduced range in southern Australia. Nine loci were polymorphic Observed heterozygosity ranged from 0 to 0.800 (mean 0.389) and the number of alleles per locus ranged from 1 to 6 (average of 3.444) in the native population. Crossspecies transferability of polymorphic loci was tested on eight species of Acacia s.s. and 11 of tribe Ingeae. Amplification success varied between loci and taxa; the ingioid taxa from South-East Asia and Australia amplified most successfully. These loci will be useful in understanding the genetic variation and control of this significant worldwide weed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)87-92
    Number of pages6
    JournalMuelleria
    Volume29
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • Acacia sensu stricto
    • Cross-species transferability
    • Microsatellites
    • Tribe Ingeae

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