Like most species of mangrove trees of the genus Avicennia, A. alba is widely distributed among tropical and subtropical coasts around the world. Mangroves play an essential role in ecosystem dynamics but are reported to be regressing as human pressure increases on coastal zones. Hypervariable genetic markers are useful for population genetics studies, to estimate the level of impact and the populations potential for recovery. Microsatellite markers for A. alba were obtained by screening a partial genomic library enriched for microsatellite dinucleotide repeats. Among 20 primer pairs defined, six amplified polymorphic microsatellites with a satisfying level of variability.
- Avicennia alba
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- General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology