Isolation of 13 novel highly polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Amazonian Palm Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (Arecaceae)
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- Federman, S., Hyseni, C., Clement, W. et al. Conservation Genet Resour (2012) 4: 355. doi:10.1007/s12686-011-9547-8
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Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (Arecaceae) is a New World tropical palm that generally grows in isolated swamps along meandering rivers and is in danger of fragmentation through unsustainable harvest practices. To explore gene flow among populations of M. flexuosa in Amazonia, we developed 13 novel, polymorphic microsatellite loci for M. flexuosa. Further studies will employ these loci to investigate the impacts of artisanal gold mining and wild-harvest on gene flow among populations of M. flexuosa.