Simple sequence repeat marker

Development of simple sequence repeat markers in persimmon (Diospyros L.) and their potential use in related species

Y. Yang, Jing, Z. B., Ruan, X. F., and Cheng, J. M., Development of simple sequence repeat markers in persimmon (Diospyros L.) and their potential use in related species, vol. 14, pp. 609-618, 2015.

Persimmon (Diospyros L.) is an economically important fruit in the world, and it has been recognized as a healthy nutrient supply for human consumption. In this study, 14 microsatellite markers were developed from an AG/TC and AC/TG-enriched genomic library of Chinese persimmon Mopanshi. Twelve polymorphic markers were selected in 4 related species; these markers showed transferability to the 4 related persimmon species. In addition, 10 simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers were used to detect the genetic diversity among 51 persimmon accessions from China, Japan, and Korea.

Heterozygosities and genetic relationship of tea cultivars revealed by simple sequence repeat markers and implications for breeding and genetic mapping programs

L. Q. Tan, Zhang, C. C., Qi, G. N., Wang, L. Y., Wei, K., Chen, S. X., Zou, Y., Wu, L. Y., and Cheng, H., Heterozygosities and genetic relationship of tea cultivars revealed by simple sequence repeat markers and implications for breeding and genetic mapping programs, vol. 14, pp. 1557-1565, 2015.

Genetic maps are essential tools for quantitative trait locus analysis and marker-assisted selection breeding. In order to select parents that are highly heterozygous for genetic mapping, the heterozygosity (HS) of 24 tea cultivars (Camellia sinensis) was analyzed with 72 simple sequence repeat markers. In total, 359 alleles were obtained with an average of 4.99 per marker. The HS varied greatly from 37.5 to 71.0% with an average of 51.3%.

Fragmentation effects and genetic diversity of the key semidecidual forest species Metrodorea nigra in Southwestern Brazil

R. M. Moraes Filho, Bonifácio-Anacleto, F., and Alzate-Marin, A. L., Fragmentation effects and genetic diversity of the key semidecidual forest species Metrodorea nigra in Southwestern Brazil, vol. 14, pp. 3509-3524, 2015.

Studies of genetic diversity in plant species present in the remaining fragments of the Atlantic Forest are very important for understanding their resilience to such a degraded ecosystem. We analyzed the genetic diversity of 3 populations of the high-density understory species Metrodorea nigra St. Hill. (Rutaceae) located in forest remnants in the region of Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil (M13-Rib, BSQ-Rib, and FAC-Crav), by using simple sequence repeat (SSR) and inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) molecular markers for conservation purposes.

Isolation and characterization of novel EST-SSRs in the showy dendrobium, Dendrobium nobile (Orchidaceae)

J. J. Lu, Kang, J. Y., Ye, S. R., and Wang, H. Z., Isolation and characterization of novel EST-SSRs in the showy dendrobium, Dendrobium nobile (Orchidaceae), vol. 13, pp. 986-991, 2014.

Expressed sequence tag (EST)-derived simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers could enrich the current resource of molecular markers. In this study, microsatellite markers were developed for Dendrobium nobile Lindl. by mining the ESTs. Twenty-eight EST-SSRs amplified 2 to 6 nucleotide repeats with a mean number of 2.82 alleles per locus. The observed and expected heterozygosities per locus ranged from 0.158 to 0.579 and 0.422 to 0.752, respectively.

Mapping an aphid resistance gene in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] P746

L. Xiao, Zhong, Y. P., Wang, B., and Wu, T. L., Mapping an aphid resistance gene in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] P746, vol. 13, pp. 9152-9160, 2014.

Soybean aphid (SA: Aphis glycines Matsumura) is one of the most serious pests of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] worldwide. A single dominant gene was found to control SA resistance in soybean line P746, which exhibits antibiosis resistance. This study aimed to define the location of the SA resistance gene in P746. A F2:3 mapping population, including 312 individuals, was created based on the cross of P746 and ‘Dongnong 47’.

Genome-wide identification and characterization of simple sequence repeat loci in grape phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae

H. Lin, Islam, M. S., and Ramming, D. W., Genome-wide identification and characterization of simple sequence repeat loci in grape phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, vol. 11. pp. 1409-1416, 2012.

A genome-wide sequence search was conducted to identify simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci in phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, a major grape pest throughout the world. Collectively, 1524 SSR loci containing mono-, di-, tri-, tetra-, penta-, and hexanucleotide motifs were identified. Among them, trinucleotide repeats were the most abundant in the phylloxera genome (34.4%), followed by hexanucleotide (20.4%) and dinucleotide (19.6%) repeats. Mono-, tetra- and pentanucleotide repeats were found at a frequency of 1.3, 11.2 and 12.9%, respectively.

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