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Microsatellites or simple sequence repeats (SSRs) in expressed sequence tags (ESTs) are useful resources for genome analysis because of their abundance, functionality and polymorphism. The advent of commercial second generation sequencing machines has lead to new strategies for developing EST-SSR markers, necessitating the development of bioinformatic(More)
We measured linkage disequilibrium in mostly noncoding regions of Cryptomeria japonica, a conifer belonging to Cupressaceae. Linkage disequilibrium was extensive and did not decay even at a distance of 100 kb. The average estimate of the population recombination rate per base pair was 1.55 × 10(-5) and was <1/70 of that in the coding regions. We discuss the(More)
Survival and growth of Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi) from 25 provenances in the natural distributional range were examined at three test sites in central Japan. Climatic conditions of the sites and provenances indicated a contrast between northwest and southeast locations across the distributional range. Density, height, diameter, and crookedness of(More)
We developed microsatellite markers from newly isolated expressed sequence tags of an endangered tropical tree species, Shorea leprosula (Dipterocarpaceae). Twenty-four loci exhibited clear, polymorphic amplification patterns among 52 individuals from a population in Indonesia, with two to 16 alleles per locus. No locus showed significant departure from(More)
In this study, we sequenced 18S rRNA genes (rDNA) from 49 fungal strains representing 31 species from 15 genera. Most of these species are common airborne fungi and pathogens that may cause various public health concerns. Sequence analysis revealed distinct divergence between Zygomycota and Ascomycota. Within Ascomycota, several strongly supported clades(More)
High-density linkage maps facilitate the mapping of target genes and the construction of partial linkage maps around target loci to develop markers for marker-assisted selection (MAS). MAS is quite challenging in conifers because of their large, complex, and poorly-characterized genomes. Our goal was to construct a high-density linkage map to facilitate the(More)
In order to develop a large set of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Cryptomeria japonica, for a wide range of applications, we adopted a systematic EST (expressed sequence tags) re-sequencing approach. We examined a group of four genotypes comprising parents of a mapping population as well as representatives of two main lines from natural(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Knowledge of pollen dispersal patterns and variation of fecundity is essential to understanding plant evolutionary processes and to formulating strategies to conserve forest genetic resources. Nevertheless, the pollen dispersal pattern of dipterocarp, main canopy tree species in palaeo-tropical forest remains unclear, and flowering(More)
Climate and fire are the key environmental factors that shape the distribution and demography of plant populations in Australia. Because of limited palaeoecological records in this arid continent, however, it is unclear as to which factor impacted vegetation more strongly, and what were the roles of fire regime changes owing to human activity and megafaunal(More)
BACKGROUND In order to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) efficiently from a species with a large genome, SNPs were identified from an expressed sequence tag (EST) database combined with High Resolution Melting (HRM) analysis. FINDINGS A total of 574 sequence tagged sites (STSs) were generated from Cryptomeria japonica and HRM analysis was(More)