Isolation and characterization of 20 microsatellite loci for the saltmarsh plant Triglochin maritima L.
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Twenty microsatellite markers were developed for the polyploid plant Triglochin maritima L., an important component of declining saltmarsh ecosystems that are now subject to much restoration effort. All loci were polymorphic when tested across 24 individuals from three populations. The average number of alleles per population was 6, ranging from 2 to 12. Private alleles were identified in each population, demonstrating the utility of these markers for the investigation of the population genetic structure and diversity of this species.
Keywords454 Sequencing Polyploid Saltmarsh Restoration Halophyte
This work was supported by the Esmée Fairbairn foundation, the University of Stirling and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. We thank Mario Vallejo-Marin and Olivier Lepais for technical advice.