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    Author(s): Sarah E. Hopkins; D. Lee Taylor
    Date: 2011
    Source: American Journal of Botany. e253-e255. doi:10.3732/ajb.1100061
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Microsatellite primers were developed for the first time in the species Corallorhiza maculata, a nonphotosynthetic orchid that is becoming a model for studying mycorrhizal specificity. Eight polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed using an enrichment and cloning protocol. The number of alleles for each locus ranged from two to seven. The loci were tested in three populations, and the resulting high FsT values suggested that these loci have utility in illuminating population structure. Cross-amplification was also achieved in the sister species C. mertensiana. These microsatellite markers will be useful in further study of the population genetics of this species, including that of previously described mycorrhizal races.

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    Hopkins, Sarah E.; Taylor, D. Lee. 2011. Microsatellite loci development in mycoheterotrophic Corallorhiza maculata (ORCHIDACEAE) with amplification in C. mertensiana. American Journal of Botany. e253-e255. doi:10.3732/ajb.1100061.


    Corallorhiza maculata, cross-species amplification, microsatellite, orchids

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