Characterization of microsatellite loci from the Malagasy endemic, Tina striata Radlk. (Sapindaceae)

Laura B. Vary, Stacey L. Lance, Cris Hagen, Olga Tsyusko, Travis C. Glenn, Ann K. Sakai, Stephen G. Weller

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We isolated and characterized 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Malagasy endemic, Tina striata Radlk. (Sapindaceae). The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 6 (N = 28 individuals). Polymorphic information content ranged from 0.132 to 0.767 and observed heterozygosity from 0.154 to 0.800. These markers will be valuable in estimating outcrossing rates and genetic variation in populations of T. striata, and aid in the conservation of populations of T. striata and other closely related species in the Malagasy Sapindaceae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1113-1115
Number of pages3
JournalConservation Genetics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2009

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgments This work was funded in part by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship awarded to LBV, and funds from the University of California–Irvine to AKS. We thank Sven Buerki for supplying additional DNA material, Felipe Barreto and Steve Lockton for their advice and help in the lab, Brandon Gaut for use of lab material and equipment, and Lalao Andriamahefarivo, Patrice Antilahimena, the staff of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Madagascar Office and the staff of the Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza for help with permits and fieldwork in Madagascar.


  • Dioecy
  • Madagascar
  • Microsatellites
  • Monoecy
  • Outcrossing
  • Sapindaceae
  • Tina striata

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics


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