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Premise of the study: Microsatellites were developed for the future assessment of population genetic structure, mating system, and dispersal of the perennial kangaroo paw, Anigozanthos manglesii (Haemodoraceae), and related species.
Methods and Results: Using a Personal Genome Machine (PGM) semiconductor sequencer, ca. 4.03 million sequence reads were generated. QDD pipeline software was used to identify 190,000 microsatellite-containing regions and priming sites. From these, 90 were chosen and screened using PCR, and 15 polymorphic markers identified. These sites amplified di-, tri-, and pentanucleotide repeats with one to 20 alleles per locus. Primers were also amplified across congeners A. bicolor, A. flavidus, A. gabrielae, A. humilis, A. preissii, A. pulcherrimus, A. rufus, and A. viridis to assess cross-species transferability.
Conclusions: These markers provide a resource for population genetic studies in A. manglesii and other species within the genus.