A novel set of polymorphic chloroplast microsatellite markers for northern red oak ( Q. rubra L.)

2022 | journal article; research paper. A publication with affiliation to the University of Göttingen.

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​A novel set of polymorphic chloroplast microsatellite markers for northern red oak ( Q. rubra L.)​
Götz, J. & Gailing, O. ​ (2022) 
Plant Genetic Resources, pp. 1​-4​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1479262122000156 


Götz, Jeremias; Gailing, Oliver 
Abstract Oaks are model species due to their importance in various ecosystems, worldwide distribution, high economic value and emerging genomic resources. As such, knowledge on population differentiation across their distribution range is of high importance for sustainable forest management. As in most angiosperms, chloroplasts are maternally (via seeds) inherited in oak species and acorns are dispersed over comparably short distances. Consequently, chloroplast markers reveal comparatively high differentiation between populations, making them highly viable for the analysis of historic migration patterns and the certification of reproductive material. Despite the existence of various white oak (section: Quercus ) chloroplast markers, red oak (section: Lobatae ) chloroplast markers remain limited. Northern red oak is one of the most important North American oak species and a widespread non-native plantation tree species in European forests. We took advantage of chloroplast genomes of Q. rubra L. and related oak chloroplast genomes to develop a set of robust and easy-to-use chloroplast microsatellite primers for northern red oak. Furthermore, we tested transferability of those novel red oak primer pairs to Q. robur L. and Q. petraea Matt. Liebl. The new set of fifteen polymorphic chloroplast microsatellite markers revealed three additional northern red oak haplotypes after screening 80 northern red oak individuals representing seven haplotypes, identified based on formerly available markers. Therefore, they provide a higher resolution of haplotypes as compared to currently available markers.
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Plant Genetic Resources 
Fakultät für Forstwissenschaften und Waldökologie ; Büsgen-Institut ; Abteilung Forstgenetik und Forstpflanzenzüchtung ; Zentrum für Integrierte Züchtungsforschung 



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