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Zahra Noormohammadi, Mehdi Hosseini-Mazinani, Isabel Trujillo, Luis Rallo, Angjelina Belaj, and Majid Sadeghizadeh

aims at characterizing, by the use of microsatellite markers, main Iranian olive cultivars in three north provinces of Gilan, Zanjan, and Ghazvin, which are considered the most important regions of olive cultivation in Iran. We also try to verify

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Zhiyong Wang, Paul Raymer, and Zhenbang Chen

and identified 30,895 contigs containing simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. In this study, microsatellite markers for S. helferi were identified and characterized using shotgun 454 pyrosequencing and used to analyze genetic diversity of other

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Sheng-Xi Liao, Xian-Jie Mi, Ai-Zhong Liu, Kun Li, Zhen-Yin Yang, and Bo Tian

macrolepis for microsatellite marker development. Table 2. Specific primer sequences and characterization for 13 microsatellite loci isolated from Calocedrus macrolepis . These polymorphic microsatellite markers would be useful tools

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Kahraman Gürcan and Shawn A. Mehlenbacher

variation in chromosome number and genome size among species of the Betulaceae, some degree of microsatellite marker transferability is expected based on results in other plant families. Microsatellites, also known as simple sequence repeats (SSR), are

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Chandra S. Thammina, Christopher von Kohn, and Margaret R. Pooler

. Microsatellite markers, or SSRs, are an efficient method to assess the genetic diversity and population structure of plant populations [ Powell et al. (1996) ; reviewed in Varshney et al. (2005) ; Wang et al. (2009 )], and have proved useful for guiding

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Hafid Achtak, Ahmed Oukabli, Mohammed Ater, Sylvain Santoni, Finn Kjellberg, and Bouchaib Khadari

., 1997 ). As a result of their high, locus-specific polymorphism, reproducibility, and transferability, microsatellites have become markers of choice for fingerprinting. The efficiency of the use of microsatellite markers for testing the identity of

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Barbara Gilmore, Nahla Bassil, April Nyberg, Brian Knaus, Don Smith, Danny L. Barney, and Kim Hummer

microsatellite loci in european hazelnut ( Corylus avellana L) and their transferability to other Corylus species Mol. Ecol. Notes 5 934 937 Boches, P. Rowland, L. Bassil, N. 2005 Microsatellite markers for Vaccinium from EST and genomic libraries Mol. Ecol

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James W. Borrone, Cecile T. Olano, David N. Kuhn, J. Steven Brown, Raymond J. Schnell, and Helen A. Violi

informativeness of a small number of available molecular markers. The development of three sets of microsatellite markers ( Ashworth et al., 2004 ; Borrone et al., 2007 ; Sharon et al., 1997 ) expands the potential number of fully informative markers available

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Xinwang Wang, Deborah Dean, Phillip Wadl, Denita Hadziabdic, Brian Scheffler, Timothy Rinehart, Raul Cabrera, and Robert Trigiano

that the L. indica microsatellite markers are likely to be informative in other related Lagerstroemia species such as L. fauriei, L. limii , and L. subcostata . Literature Cited Cabrera, R.I. 2004 Evaluating and promoting

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D. Struss, M. Boritzki, R. Karle, and A.F. Iezzoni

Two rootstocks from the Giessen (GiSelA) series of dwarfing cherry (Prunus sp.) rootstocks, GiSelA (GI) 5 (syn. 148/2) and GI 6 (syn. 148/1), are becoming commercially important and five other Giessen cherry rootstocks are being evaluated for horticultural traits. Since GI 5 and GI 6 are morphologically similar, a DNA fingerprinting project was undertaken to identify molecular markers that could be used by the nursery industry to differentiate these two rootstocks. The project was extended to include six additional Giessen rootstocks of varying pedigrees. Fourteen DNA primer pairs were tested for their ability to differentiate among the eight rootstocks. None of the primer pairs could differentiate all eight rootstock selections; however, three primer pairs could differentiate all but two selections. Two primer pairs, PMS 15 and PceGA59, were identified as the most suitable for high throughput screening of GI 5 and GI 6 due to the simplicity and the size of the base pair differences among the polymorphic fragments. These results demonstrate the utility of molecular markers to differentiate the Giessen cherry rootstocks.