To understand genetic variability of the endangered aquatic herb Brasenia schreberi (Cabombaceae), we describe 31 microsatellite markers obtained using next-generation sequencing. A total of 24 individuals from the population of Jackson Lake, USA, were genotyped for each marker. Twenty-eight markers were polymorphic. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 1 to 9; the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0 to 1 and from 0 to 0.751, respectively. These markers should be useful tools for genetic variation and conservation studies of B.
Phyla scaberrima (Verbenaceae) is a herbaceous perennial species that is distributed from Mexico (center of origin) to Colombia, growing in forest and swamp edges or grasslands from sea level up to an altitude of 1800 m. The chemical properties and uses in popular medicine have drastically affected the population size of this species. In this study, we investigated genetic variability in populations of P. scaberrima using AFLP markers.