Conservation Genetics

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 1147–1149

Microsatellite markers for Dictyochloropsis reticulata (Trebouxiophyceae), the symbiotic alga of the lichen Lobaria pulmonaria (L.)

  • Francesco Dal Grande
  • Ivo Widmer
  • Andreas Beck
  • Christoph Scheidegger
Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/s10592-009-9904-2

Cite this article as:
Dal Grande, F., Widmer, I., Beck, A. et al. Conserv Genet (2010) 11: 1147. doi:10.1007/s10592-009-9904-2

Abstract

We isolated and characterized eight microsatellite markers for Dictyochloropsis reticulata, the primary photosynthetic partner of the epiphytic lichen Lobaria pulmonaria. These are the first microsatellite loci reported for a lichen symbiotic alga. These polymorphic markers will be useful for investigating spatial genetic structure, biogeography and dispersal of this eukaryotic alga and will generally shed light on the coevolution of the green-algal lichen symbioses.

Keywords

CoevolutionLobaria pulmonariaPhotobiontPopulation geneticsSSR

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Dal Grande
    • 1
  • Ivo Widmer
    • 1
  • Andreas Beck
    • 2
  • Christoph Scheidegger
    • 1
  1. 1.Biodiversity and Conservation BiologyWSL Swiss Federal Research InstituteBirmensdorfSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Lichenology and BryologyBotanische Staatssammlung MünchenMunichGermany