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Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci of Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia
- Sarah L. Boggess, Phillip A. Wadl, Denita Hadziabdic, Brian E. Scheffler, Alan S. Windham, William E. Klingeman, Robert N. Trigiano
- Conservation genetics resources 2014 v.6 no.4 pp. 1043-1045
- alleles, endangered species, ferns and fern allies, genetic variation, heterozygosity, loci, microsatellite repeats
- Pityopsis graminifolia (Michx.) Small var. latifolia (Fern.) Semple is an herbaceous perennial that grows in close proximity to the federally endangered species P. ruthii (Small) Small. Twelve polymorphic microsatellite loci were identified from 87 samples of P. graminifolia var. latifolia and additionally characterized with P. ruthii and P. falcata samples. Alleles per locus ranged from 4 to 21. Expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.077 to 0.106 and Shannon’s Information Index ranged from 0.135 to 0.244. These microsatellite loci can be used to study genetic diversity and population diversity of P. graminifolia var. latifolia and its relationship to other Pityopsis species.