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Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 849–852 | Cite as

Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for a hyper-rare cliff endemic, Erigeron lemmonii, and a more widespread congener, Erigeron arisolius (Asteraceae)

  • Denise L. Lindsay
  • Pamela Bailey
  • Joseph L. Anderson
  • Michael G. Jung
  • Christine E. Edwards
  • Richard F. Lance
Technical Note

Abstract

We identified eight novel polymorphic microsatellite loci in Erigeron lemmonii and nine novel polymorphic microsatellite loci in Erigeron arisolius. Of these, three loci developed for E. arisolius cross-amplified E. lemmonii DNA and four loci developed for E. lemmonii cross-amplified E. arisolius DNA. This set of 17 loci will be used to analyze patterns of genetic structure in populations of these two Erigeron species in southeastern Arizona with the ultimate goal of comparing patterns of genetic structure within a hyper-rare cliff endemic (E. lemmonii) to those of a more widespread congener (E. arisolius).

Keywords

Erigeron lemmonii Erigeron arisolius Fleabane Microsatellites 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank C. G. Cox, B. L. Escalon, A. J. Hollingsworth, R. D. Noyes, and S. Stone for assistance with specimen collection and lab work. The study described and the resulting data presented herein were obtained from research conducted under the U.S. Army Environmental Quality Technology Program by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denise L. Lindsay
    • 1
  • Pamela Bailey
    • 1
  • Joseph L. Anderson
    • 1
  • Michael G. Jung
    • 1
  • Christine E. Edwards
    • 1
  • Richard F. Lance
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental LaboratoryU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development CenterVicksburgUSA

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