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Microsatellite analysis of population structure in Eucalyptus globulus


Costa, J and Vaillancourt, RE and Steane, DA and Jones, RC and Marques, C, Microsatellite analysis of population structure in Eucalyptus globulus, Genome, 60, (9) pp. 1-8. ISSN 0831-2796 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1139/gen-2016-0218


Eucalyptus globulus subsp. globulus Labill. (Tasmanian Blue Gum), native to southeast Australia, is a benchmark species for the pulp and paper industry. We genotyped 397 trees from 16 populations of E. globulus representing the native diversity in Australia using 24 microsatellite loci. Eight genetically distinct groups were detected, consistent with genetic groupings detected in previous quantitative and molecular studies. A sample of 29 Portuguese individuals was added to help clarify the origin of the Portuguese landrace. The results suggest a southern and eastern Tasmania origin for the Portuguese landrace. This genetic framework will enable researchers to investigate the provenance of individuals of unknown pedigree and assess the levels of representation of E. globulus natural variation in the Portuguese landrace.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Eucalyptus globulus breeding, simple sequence repeats, genetic diversity, Portuguese landrace
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Genetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood plantations
UTAS Author:Vaillancourt, RE (Professor Rene Vaillancourt)
UTAS Author:Steane, DA (Dr Dorothy Steane)
UTAS Author:Jones, RC (Dr Rebecca Jones)
ID Code:120924
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-09-02
Last Modified:2018-07-12

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