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Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for Acacia senegal (L.) Willd., a multipurpose arid and semi-arid tree

Assoumane A., Vaillant A., Mayaki A.Z., Verhaegen D.. 2009. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9 (5) : p. 1380-1383.

Acacia senegal is a multipurpose African tree that improves the soil fertility of degraded areas. The species is exploited mainly for gum arabic, but it also supplies fuel wood and fodder for animals. Despite its wide distribution in Africa, no microsatellite markers have yet been characterized for this species. In this study, we characterized 11 polymorphicmicrosatellite loci specifically designed for A. senegal and analysed 247 individuals from three populations from Niger. On average, 10.9 alleles per locus were detected and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.160 to 0.794, showing the ability of the markers to detect genetic diversity in this species. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : acacia senegal; niger

Thématique : Génétique et amélioration des plantes; Production forestière

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