Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 171–173

Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci from the invasive plant Lantana camara L.

  • Avik Ray
  • R. C. Sumangala
  • G. Ravikanth
  • R. Uma Shaanker
  • Suhel Quader
Technical Note

Abstract

Lantana camara is a highly invasive plant that has established itself in at least 60 different countries across the world. Here, we report development of ten microsatellite markers for this species. These microsatellite loci have 2–15 alleles per locus; with observed and expected heterozygosity of 0.022–0.833 and 0.336–0.848, respectively. These markers will be useful in addressing a variety of questions about Lantana camara, including those concerning breeding system, pollination and dispersal, genetic variation and population structure.

Keywords

Lantana camara Microsatellites Invasive species Ploidy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avik Ray
    • 1
  • R. C. Sumangala
    • 2
  • G. Ravikanth
    • 2
  • R. Uma Shaanker
    • 3
  • Suhel Quader
    • 1
  1. 1.National Centre for Biological SciencesBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the EnvironmentBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Crop Physiology and School of Ecology and ConservationUniversity of Agricultural SciencesBangaloreIndia

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