Vignes, H and Hossaert-Mckey, M and Beaune, D and Fevre, D and Anstett, MC and Borges, RM and Kjellberg, F and Chevallier, MH (2006) Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for a monoecious Ficus species, Ficus insipida, and crossspecies amplification among different sections of Ficus. In: Molecular Ecology Notes, 6 (3). pp. 792-795.
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The animal-mediated pollination and seed-dispersal mutualisms of Ficus species give them key roles in tropical ecosystems, but may make them vulnerable to habitat fragmentation. The development of highly polymorphic markers is needed to analyse their genetic diversity and investigate the effects of fragmentation on gene flow. Of thirteen microsatellite loci isolated from Ficus insipida, a monoecious species in French Guiana, eleven were polymorphic (two to six alleles each). High levels of variation were found among loci; expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.151 to 0.715. All markers revealed a broad cross-species affinity when tested in 23 other Ficus species.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Blackwell.|
|Keywords:||Ficus insipida;Genetic diversity;Keystone species;Microsatellite markers|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences|
|Date Deposited:||19 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:31|
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