Perinereis aibuhitensis is a commercially and ecologically important intertidal worm. In this study, eight polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated in this species for the first time, and a wild population was used to estimate the properties of these loci. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 6 to 20, and the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.375 to 0.875 and from 0.590 to 0.946, respectively. These microsatellite loci will act as effective markers for related P.
Nine polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized in Taxus wallichiana var. wallichiana, an endangered species in China. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 20. Observed and expected heterozygosities varied from 0.0260 to 0.5325 and 0.3603 to 0.9231, respectively. Positive cross-amplification of the 9 loci was observed in 2 other varieties of T. wallichiana and 4 other Taxaceae species. These loci will be of value for studying population genetic structures and for genetic resource conservation in T.