Transferability of microsatellite loci to Vellozia plicata (Velloziaceae), a widespread species on Brazilian inselbergs

dc.contributor.authorPaula, Luiza F. A. de
dc.contributor.authorLeal, Barbara S. S. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorRexroth, Juliane
dc.contributor.authorPorembski, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorPalma-Silva, Clarisse [UNESP]
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Rostock
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.abstractInselbergs are isolated, mainly granitic and gneissic rock outcrops, forming old landscape elements on crystalline continental shields on all continents. Many Velloziaceae which occur specifically as mat-formers on these rock outcrops are well adapted to harsh environmental conditions and do not occur in the surrounding matrix. Vellozia plicata Mart. is a widespread desiccationtolerant mat-forming species on inselbergs in southeastern Brazil, with naturally fragmented populations. Here, we tested the transferability of 53 microsatellite loci previously developed for two Vellozia species (V. gigantea N. L. Menezes & Mello-Silva and V. squamata Pohl) in two populations of V. plicata. We succeeded in the amplification of 11 loci, and six of them were polymorphic. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 17, the expected and observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.000 to 0.875 and from 0.000 to 0.895, respectively. Our results show that cross-amplification works within the genus Vellozia, but at a lower level when compared to other monocot families on inselbergs, such as Bromeliaceae and Orchidaceae. This work might help in further studies on population genetics of V. plicata, in order to guide conservation actions in the future and also to promote further investigations about speciation processes of inselberg specialists.en
dc.description.affiliationUniv Rostock, Inst Biowissensch Allgemeine & Spezielle Bot, Wismarsche Str 44-45, D-18051 Rostock, Germany
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Ecol, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Ecol, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
dc.description.sponsorshipDAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.description.sponsorshipIdDAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst): 290155/2014-2
dc.identifier.citationBrazilian Journal Of Botany. Sao Paulo: Soc Botanica Sao Paulo, v. 40, n. 4, p. 1071-1075, 2017.
dc.publisherSoc Botanica Sao Paulo
dc.relation.ispartofBrazilian Journal Of Botany
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso aberto
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectConservation genetics
dc.subjectPopulation genetics
dc.titleTransferability of microsatellite loci to Vellozia plicata (Velloziaceae), a widespread species on Brazilian inselbergsen
dcterms.rightsHolderSoc Botanica Sao Paulo


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