Research Article

Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for Ulmus chenmoui (Ulmaceae), an endangered tree endemic to eastern China

Published: May 13, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(2): gmr7985 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15027985
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(2016). Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for Ulmus chenmoui (Ulmaceae), an endangered tree endemic to eastern China. Genet. Mol. Res. 15(2): gmr7985. https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15027985
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Abstract

Ulmus chenmoui (Ulmaceae) is an endangered tree found on Langya Mountain, eastern China. To better understand the population genetics of U. chenmoui and conserve the species, we developed microsatellite markers. Using a suppression-polymerase chain reaction technique, 74 compound microsatellite primer pairs were designed. Twelve microsatellite markers were polymorphic in 39 individuals, and the number of alleles per locus ranged from 3 to 9. The observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.051 to 0.769 and from 0.533 to 0.768, respectively. Significant linkage disequilibrium was detected for three pairs of loci (P U. chenmoui, which in turn will contribute to species conservation.

Ulmus chenmoui (Ulmaceae) is an endangered tree found on Langya Mountain, eastern China. To better understand the population genetics of U. chenmoui and conserve the species, we developed microsatellite markers. Using a suppression-polymerase chain reaction technique, 74 compound microsatellite primer pairs were designed. Twelve microsatellite markers were polymorphic in 39 individuals, and the number of alleles per locus ranged from 3 to 9. The observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.051 to 0.769 and from 0.533 to 0.768, respectively. Significant linkage disequilibrium was detected for three pairs of loci (P U. chenmoui, which in turn will contribute to species conservation.