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Identification of microsatellite sequences in Vitis riparia and their applicability for genotyping of different Vitis species.
Thirteen of the markers were found suitable for the genotyping of grapevines (V. vinifera) by a preliminary segregation analysis in 36 offspring and are applicable to the genotypes of a range of Vitis species.
Microsatellite variability in grapevine cultivars from different European regions and evaluation of assignment testing to assess the geographic origin of cultivars
The observed genetic differentiation among vine-growing regions suggested that cultivars could possibly be assigned to their regions of origin according to their genotypes, and the assignment procedure proved to work for cultivars from the higher differentiated regions, as for example from Austria and Portugal.
Microsatellite markers have recently become the favourite type of DNA marker for identification of grapevine cultivars, and their properties enable a wide range of applications from cultivar
Assessing parent numbers from offspring genotypes: the importance of marker polymorphism.
The importance of high marker polymorphism for inferring parent numbers and individual parent contributions, as well as for the detection of monogamous reproduction is emphasized, and the performance of minimum parent number estimates, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian analyses with respect to marker information content is investigated.
Rapid radiation, ancient incomplete lineage sorting and ancient hybridization in the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid tribe Tropheini.
The evolutionary history of the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid tribe Tropheini, the sister group of the species flocks of Lake Malawi and the Lake Victoria region, was reconstructed from 2009 bp DNA
The use of microsatellites for germplasm management in a Portuguese grapevine collection
The descendence of ’Boal Ratinho’ from ’Malvasia Fina’ and ’Síria’ was revealed, and the genetic profiles of all 49 cultivars were searched for possible parent-offspring groups.
A gene controlling sex in grapevines placed on a molecular marker-based genetic map.
These genetic maps of Vitis have been constructed from an interspecific hybrid population of 58 seedlings of the cross 'Horizon' x Illinois 547-1 and provide enough coverage of the genome for QTL (quantitative trait loci) analysis and as a starting point for positional gene cloning in grapes.
Speciation by host switch in brood parasitic indigobirds
It is shown that all indigobird species are similar genetically, but are significantly differentiated in both mitochondrial haplotype and nuclear allele frequencies, which support a model of recent sympatric speciation.
The Lake Tanganyika cichlid species assemblage: recent advances in molecular phylogenetics
An account of the taxonomy and phylogeny of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid species assemblage, its relationship to the African cichLid fauna, key factors leading to the astonishing diversity and recently proposed alternative age estimates are presented.