Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from Weigela coraeensis (Caprifoliaceae)

Takayuki Yamada, Masayuki Maki

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Weigela coraeensis var. coraeensis is a deciduous shrub species distributed in Japan on the mainland, Honshu, whereas its variety W. coraeensis var. fragrans is endemic to the Izu Islands located south of Honshu. We isolated eight polymorphic microsatellite loci from the species and characterized these loci for 20 individuals from a population in Honshu. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 7 to 15 and the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.60 to 0.90 and from 0.65 to 0.90, respectively. These eight polymorphic microsatellites will be useful for examining intraspecific genetic differentiation in W. coraeensis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan


  • Caprifoliaceae
  • Izu Islands
  • Microsatellites
  • Population genetics
  • Weigela coraeensis


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