Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for the
threatened African endemic tree species Pterocarpus erinaceus
To study the genetic diversity and structure of the forest species
Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir., seventeen polymorphic nuclear
microsatellite markers were isolated and characterized, using Illumina
MiSeq sequencing technology. Three hundred and sixty five (365)
individuals were analysed within fifteen (15) West Africa populations.
The alleles’ number for these loci varied from 4 to 30 and 0.23 to 0.82
for the heterozygosity. The seventeen primers designed here will be
useful to analyse ecology population and mechanisms of population
differentiation of this threaten species.