Cross-Species, Amplifiable EST-SSR Markers for Amentotaxus Species Obtained by Next-Generation Sequencing
AbstractAmentotaxus, a genus of Taxaceae, is an ancient lineage with six relic and endangered species. Four Amentotaxus species, namely A. argotaenia, A. formosana, A. yunnanensis, and A. poilanei, are considered a species complex because of their morphological similarities. Small populations of these species are allopatrically distributed in Asian forests. However, only a few codominant markers have been developed and applied to study population genetic structure of these endangered species. In this study, we developed and characterized polymorphic expressed sequence tag-simple sequence repeats (EST-SSRs) from the transcriptome of A. formosana. We identified 4955 putative EST-SSRs from 68,281 unigenes as potential molecular markers. Twenty-six EST-SSRs were selected for estimating polymorphism and transferability among Amentotaxus species, of which 23 EST-SSRs were polymorphic within Amentotaxus species. Among these, the number of alleles ranged from 1–4, the polymorphism information content ranged from 0.000–0.692, and the observed and expected heterozygosity were 0.000–1.000 and 0.080–0.740, respectively. Population genetic structure analyses confirmed that A. argotaenia and A. formosana were separate species and A. yunnanensis and A. poilanei were the same species. These novel EST-SSRs can facilitate further population genetic structure research of Amentotaxus species. View Full-Text
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Li, C.-Y.; Chiang, T.-Y.; Chiang, Y.-C.; Hsu, H.-M.; Ge, X.-J.; Huang, C.-C.; Chen, C.-T.; Hung, K.-H. Cross-Species, Amplifiable EST-SSR Markers for Amentotaxus Species Obtained by Next-Generation Sequencing. Molecules 2016, 21, 67.
Li C-Y, Chiang T-Y, Chiang Y-C, Hsu H-M, Ge X-J, Huang C-C, Chen C-T, Hung K-H. Cross-Species, Amplifiable EST-SSR Markers for Amentotaxus Species Obtained by Next-Generation Sequencing. Molecules. 2016; 21(1):67.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Chiuan-Yu; Chiang, Tzen-Yuh; Chiang, Yu-Chung; Hsu, Hsin-Mei; Ge, Xue-Jun; Huang, Chi-Chun; Chen, Chaur-Tzuhn; Hung, Kuo-Hsiang. 2016. "Cross-Species, Amplifiable EST-SSR Markers for Amentotaxus Species Obtained by Next-Generation Sequencing." Molecules 21, no. 1: 67.
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