Microsatellite markers isolated from saltgrass (Distichlis spicata)

Olga V. Tsyusko, Maureen B. Peters, Tracey D. Tuberville, Cris Hagen, Sarah M. Eppley, Travis C. Glenn

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Twelve polymorphic microsatellite DNA loci were isolated from saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) and optimized for future studies of its breeding system. The loci were screened for variability among 24 individuals from two populations. The primers amplified loci with numbers of alleles ranging from four to 14 per locus and polymorphic information content from 0.481 to 0.951. Observed heterozygosity varied from 0.227 to 0.958.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)883-885
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Breeding system
  • Distichlis spicata
  • Microsatellites
  • Mutation
  • PCR
  • Primer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)


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