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Molecular Ecology Notes (2003) 3, 544546 doi: 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00505.x 2003 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
 

Summary: Molecular Ecology Notes (2003) 3, 544­546 doi: 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00505.x
© 2003 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
PRIMER NOTE
Polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers in the mangrove
tree Avicennia alba
S. TEIXEIRA,* S. ARNAUD-HAOND,* C. M. DUARTE and E. SERRÃO*
*CCMAR -- Center for Marine Sciences, F.C.M.A. -- University Algarve, Gambelas, P-8005­139, Faro; Portugal, Instituto
Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados, CSIC-University Illes Balears, C/Miquel Marques 21, 07190 Esporles, Mallorca; Spain
Abstract
Like most species of mangrove trees of the genus Avicennia, A. alba is widely distributed
among tropical and subtropical coasts around the world. Mangroves play an essential role
in ecosystem dynamics but are reported to be regressing as human pressure increases on
coastal zones. Hypervariable genetic markers are useful for population genetics studies, to
estimate the level of impact and the populations potential for recovery. Microsatellite
markers for A. alba were obtained by screening a partial genomic library enriched for micro-
satellite dinucleotide repeats. Among 20 primer pairs defined, six amplified polymorphic
microsatellites with a satisfying level of variability.
Keywords: Avicennia alba, dinucleotides, mangrove, microsatellites
Received 29 April 2003; revision received 18 June 2003; accepted 13 July 2003

  

Source: Alberto, Filipe - Centro de Ciencias do Mar, Universidade do Algarve
Lehmann, Laurent - Département d'écologie et évolution, Universite de Lausanne

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology