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Plantago maritima displays an extraordinary variation in breeding system. In northern Europe, the species occurs as either self-incompatible or self-compatible, and as unisexual females or co-sexual hermaphrodites. The isolation of polymorphic codominant markers will provide the necessary tools to investigate the proportion of self-fertilized seeds and levels of inbreeding depression in natural populations of this species. Isolation of microsatellite loci was achieved using a membrane-enrichment method for four loci, and a streptavidin-coated-beads method for two loci. Primers were designed in microsatellite flanking sequences and were analysed using fluorescent labels. © 2006 The Authors.
Author(s): Nilsson E, Gyllenstrand N, Wolff K
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Molecular Ecology Notes
ISSN (print): 1471-8278
ISSN (electronic): 1755-0998
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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