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Development and Characterization of 20 Genomic SSR Markers for Ornamental Cultivars of Weigela

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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
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Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Research Laboratory, USDA ARS, Poplarville, MS 39470, USA
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Academic Editor: Alex Troitsky
Plants 2022, 11(11), 1444; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11111444
Received: 11 May 2022 / Revised: 20 May 2022 / Accepted: 27 May 2022 / Published: 29 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Plant Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology)
Weigela (Caprifoliaceae) is a genus of ornamental plants popular for its phenotypic variation and hardiness, that includes species hybridized to produce the commercially available cultivars. Despite its popularity, limited genetic resources exist for the genus. Twenty genomic simple sequence repeat (gSSR) markers distributed across the genome were developed using low coverage whole-genome sequencing data of Weigela Spilled Wine®. A cross-amplification evaluation with these 20 gSSR markers on a collection of 18 Weigela cultivars revealed a total of 111 unique alleles, including 36 private alleles. A diagrammatic key was constructed to identify cultivars using only six of the gSSR markers, demonstrating the newly developed gSSR markers are immediately useful for cultivar identification. Future uses could include breeding with marker-assisted selection, determining the history of hybridization of the current cultivated lines, aiding in the construction of genetic maps, and assessing the patterns of population genetic structure of Weigela spp. View Full-Text
Keywords: Caprifoliaceae; genetic diversity; gSSR; microsatellites Caprifoliaceae; genetic diversity; gSSR; microsatellites
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Hamm, T.P.; Boggess, S.L.; Kandel, J.S.; Staton, M.E.; Huff, M.L.; Hadziabdic, D.; Shoemaker, D.; Adamczyk Jr., J.J.; Nowicki, M.; Trigiano, R.N. Development and Characterization of 20 Genomic SSR Markers for Ornamental Cultivars of Weigela. Plants 2022, 11, 1444. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11111444

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Hamm TP, Boggess SL, Kandel JS, Staton ME, Huff ML, Hadziabdic D, Shoemaker D, Adamczyk Jr. JJ, Nowicki M, Trigiano RN. Development and Characterization of 20 Genomic SSR Markers for Ornamental Cultivars of Weigela. Plants. 2022; 11(11):1444. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11111444

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Hamm, Trinity P., Sarah L. Boggess, Jinita S. Kandel, Margaret E. Staton, Matthew L. Huff, Denita Hadziabdic, DeWayne Shoemaker, John J. Adamczyk Jr., Marcin Nowicki, and Robert N. Trigiano. 2022. "Development and Characterization of 20 Genomic SSR Markers for Ornamental Cultivars of Weigela" Plants 11, no. 11: 1444. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11111444

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