Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite markers in the invasive shrub Mahonia aquifolium (Berberidaceae) and their applicability in related species


Microsatellite loci were isolated from a Mahonia aquifolium cultivar. We describe the variability of ten loci in invasive European and native North American M. aquifolium and their trans species amplification in native M. repens and M. pinnata from North America and one species of the related genus Berberis (B. vulgaris), native to Europe. The markers should be useful to reveal the genetic origin of invasive Mahonia populations and differences in the genetic make up between invasive and native populations.


Microsatellite Marker Microsatellite Locus Botanical Review Invasive Population Molecular Ecology 
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