Microsatellite markers for the endangered fir Abies guatemalensis (Pinaceae)

K. K. Rasmussen, U. Strandby Andersen, N. Frauenfelder, J. Kollmann

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Abstract

Eight newly developed polymorphic microsatellite markers are presented for Abies guatemalensis Rehder, an endangered tree endemic to Mexico and Central America. These microsatellite markers are useful for evaluating the population genetics of the species which is threatened by greenery poaching in natural populations. Novel conservation plans are needed to secure a more sustainable use strategy and to preserve the genetic diversity of the species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1307-1309
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DNA
  • Greenery
  • Guatemala
  • Montane forest

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