Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the critically endangered and endemic Indian dipterocarp, Vateria indica L. (Dipterocarpaceae)

Ismail, Sascha A and Buser, Andres and Uma Shaanker, R and Ravikanth, G and Jaboury , Ghazoul and Kettle, Chris J (2013) Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the critically endangered and endemic Indian dipterocarp, Vateria indica L. (Dipterocarpaceae). Conservation Genetics Resources, 5 (2). pp. 465-497. ISSN 1877-7252

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Abstract

Vateria indica (Dipterocarpaceae) is an economically and ecologically important canopy tree endemic to the Western Ghats, India. The species has undergone extensive habitat loss and overexploitation and is therefore listed as ‘critically endangered’ on the 2012 IUCN Red List. We developed ten polymorphic microsatellite loci for V. indica. In addition, we confirm cross amplification and variation in two loci isolated from the closely related but geographically disjunct species Vateriopsis seychellarum, previously published by Finger et al. Conserv Genet Resour, 2 (S1):309–311, (2010). The twelve microsatellite primers screened on 48 adult samples of V. indica had 5–11 alleles per locus (mean of 8.5 per locus) with an average polymorphic information content of 0.64 across loci. Expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.44 to 0.84. These markers will enable us to quantify population genetic diversity in habitat fragments and to study fine scale spatial genetic structure and contemporary gene flow.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Gene flow Microsatellites Population genetics Vateria indica Western Ghats
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
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Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 06:43
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2016 06:43
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/366

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