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Project ID: EVK2-CT-2000-00082
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Netherlands

Development of microsatellite markers for Geum urbanum

Thirteen novel polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed for Geum urbanum (Rosaceae). The microsatellites will be useful tools to analyse the influence of landscape structure and land-use intensity in agricultural landscapes on genetic diversity within and among populations of Geum urbanum. Transferability was tested in 19 other Geum species and in two Waldsteinia species. In most species PCR products of the expected range were obtained, therefore the markers reported here appear to be applicable across the whole genus.

The markers have been used for studying Geum urbanum populations in LTSs (Landscape Test Sites) in the project. In addition, they have been published: Arens P, W Durka, JH Wernke-Lenting, MJM Smulders (2004) Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci in Geum urbanum (Rosaceae) and their transferability within the genus Geum. Mol Ecol Notes 4: 209-212


Paul ARENS, (scientist molecular ecology)
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