Author(s): Rallo P, Tenzer I, Gessler C, Baldoni L, Dorado G,
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Abstract The transferability of microsatellite markers developed for olive cultivars ( Olea europaea L.) has been tested and confirmed in the Olea complex. Thirty two genotypes, belonging to different taxa of the genus Olea, have been analyzed with four olive SSRs. Positive amplifications at all loci were obtained in 13 taxa (at least one accession per species). Sixty seven different alleles have been detected at the four loci analyzed. Polymorphic products have been observed at the inter- and intra-species level. Some SSR loci have shown multiple amplification products in some species. The high number of unique alleles has allowed the unambiguous discrimination of most accessions. Similarity coefficients and relationships among the Olea taxa have been calculated based on SSR amplification results. The reliability of SSRs as markers for intra-species variability evaluation has been confirmed while their use to explore relationships at the inter-species level is discussed, being dependent on the locus analyzed.
This article was published in Theor Appl Genet
and referenced in Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology