Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca (Apocynaceae)

TitleIsolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca (Apocynaceae)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKabat S.M, Dick C.W, Hunter MD
JournalAmerican Journal of Botany
Volume97
Issue5
Paginatione37 - e38
Date Published05/2010
KeywordsVASCULAR PLANTS
Abstract

• Premise of the study: Microsatellite primers were developed for the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca L., to assist in genet identification and the analysis of spatial genetic structure. • Methods and Results: Using an enrichment cloning protocol, eight microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized in a Michigan population of A. syriaca. The primers amplified di- and trinucleotide repeats with 4–13 alleles per locus. • Conclusions: The primers will be useful for studies of clonality and gene flow in natural populations.

DOI10.3732/ajb.1000064