Research Article

Transferability and characterization of microssatellite loci in Anacardium humile A. St. Hil. (Anacardiaceae)

Published: August 21, 2013
Genet. Mol. Res. 12 (3) : 3146-3149 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2013.January.4.24
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(2013). Transferability and characterization of microssatellite loci in Anacardium humile A. St. Hil. (Anacardiaceae). Genet. Mol. Res. 12(3): gmr2208. https://doi.org/10.4238/2013.January.4.24
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Abstract

Microsatellite markers were transferred from the cashew, Anarcadium occidentale, to Anacardium humile (Anacardiaceae), a Neotropical shrub from the Brazilian savanna, that produces an edible nut and pseudo-fruit. We tested 14 microsatellite primers from A. occidentale on A. humile. Polymorphism of each microsatellite locus was analyzed based on 58 individuals from three populations. Twelve loci amplified successfully and presented 2 to 9 alleles; expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.056 to 0.869. These 12 microsatellite loci provide a new tool for the generation of fundamental population genetic data for devising conservation strategies for A. humile.

Microsatellite markers were transferred from the cashew, Anarcadium occidentale, to Anacardium humile (Anacardiaceae), a Neotropical shrub from the Brazilian savanna, that produces an edible nut and pseudo-fruit. We tested 14 microsatellite primers from A. occidentale on A. humile. Polymorphism of each microsatellite locus was analyzed based on 58 individuals from three populations. Twelve loci amplified successfully and presented 2 to 9 alleles; expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.056 to 0.869. These 12 microsatellite loci provide a new tool for the generation of fundamental population genetic data for devising conservation strategies for A. humile.