Microsatellite variation for phylogenetic, phylogeographic and population-genetic studies in Lomatia (Proteaceae)

  title={Microsatellite variation for phylogenetic, phylogeographic and population-genetic studies in Lomatia (Proteaceae)},
  author={Melita L. Milner and Emma J. McIntosh and Michael D. Crisp and Peter H. Weston and Maurizio Rossetto},
  journal={Australian Systematic Botany},
  pages={186 - 195}
Abstract. Lomatia R.Br. is a genus of 12 species in South America and eastern Australia. Hybridisation is extensive in the Australian species and molecular work is required to understand phylogenetic relationships and examine potential gene flow among species. We developed a library of microsatellite markers for Lomatia silaifolia (Sm.) R.Br. These markers were tested across population samples of L. silaifolia and L. myricoides (C.F.Gaertn.) Domin, assessed for cross amplification across all 12… 
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