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Nine polymorphic microsatellite loci were identified in the tropical plant Vasconcellea x heilbornii and used to estimate allelic diversity in two populations of southern Ecuador. Allelic richness ranged from two to five alleles, observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.150 to 0.947 and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.186 to 0.701. Most of these markers also amplified microsatellite loci in two other Vasconcellea species (Vaseoncellea stipulata and Vasconcellea cundinamarcensis). Hence, these markers will be useful for population genetic analysis and the evaluation of genetic diversity and gene flow in these species.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)590-592
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1-Sep-2005

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