Research Article

BRIEF-REPORT New set of microsatellites for Chinese tallow tree, Triadica sebifera.

Published: April 05, 2017
Genet. Mol. Res. 16(2): gmr16029624 DOI:


Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) is an important crop and ornamental tree. After it was introduced into the USA, it gradually became a noxious invasive tree in south-eastern America since the middle of the 1900s. Because only six microsatellites were reported previously in T. sebifera, to better understand the genetic diversity and population dynamics of such species, we reported here 28 new microsatellite markers. For these 28 microsatellites, the number of alleles per locus ranged from 2-16. The expected heterozygosity and the expected heterozygosity corrected for sample size varied from 0.0796 to 0.9081 and from 0.0805 to 0.9176, respectively. These microsatellites will provide additional choice to investigate the genetic diversity and structure in T. sebifera.

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