Evolution of microsatellites in Arabis petraea and Arabis lyrata, outcrossing relatives of Arabidopsis thaliana.

@article{Treuren1997EvolutionOM,
  title={Evolution of microsatellites in Arabis petraea and Arabis lyrata, outcrossing relatives of Arabidopsis thaliana.},
  author={Rob van Treuren and Helmi Kuittinen and Katri K{\"a}rkk{\"a}inen and Elena Baena-Gonz{\'a}lez and O Savolainen},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={1997},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={220-9}
}
We examined microsatellite variation in two diploid, outcrossing relatives of Arabidopsis thaliana, Arabis petraea and Arabis lyrata. The primer sequences were derived from A. thaliana. About 50% (14 loci) of the A. thaliana primers could successfully amplify microsatellites in the related species. Analysis of microsatellite structure in the related species showed that there had been large changes in the microsatellites: there were large differences in repeat numbers and many of the A. thaliana… CONTINUE READING