Data from: Novel microsatellite markers for epiphytic bromeliad Tillandsia recurvata L., in an urban landscape in South-eastern Brazil

  • Megan Quail (Creator)
  • Flavio Ramos (Creator)
  • Thom Dallimore (Creator)
  • Jim Provan (Creator)
  • Paul Ashton (Creator)
  • Jennifer Clayton-Brown (Creator)
  • Sven Batke (Creator)



The authors present seven novel microsatellite markers for Tillandsia recurvata L. The genome assemble sequences of T. recurvata were obtained from NCBI (7.2Gb) (Sayers et al. 2022). The BioProject Accession and accession numbers are PRJNA701548 and SRX10089449, respectively. The microsatellite identification software Krait (0.5.2) (Du et al. 2018) was used to detect suitable microsatellites, both genome-wide and in the noncoding regions of T. recurvata. The single sequence repeats (SSRs) were refined to a minimum number of seven repeats of di-, tri-, or tetra-nucleotide repeat motifs. These sequences were further limited to SSRs of more than 100bp in length and low GC content (<50%). Krait (0.5.2) (Du et al. 2018) was also used to design the primers for the selected SSR sequences, in conjunction with the integrated Primer3 software. The criteria for primer selection included: a primer length of 18-26bp, an optimal melting temperature (Tm) of 54-59°C and GC content of <50%. These designed primers were single-plexed and amplified using the following PCR cycle: initial denaturation (95°C for 3 min), 34 cycles of 95°C for 30s, annealing for 30s (JP01-JP12: 54°C, 4873TD + 35251TD: 56°C, 19286TD: 53°C, 5044TD + 186664TD + 214633TD: 58°C), 72°C for 1 min and a final extension of 72°C for 5 mins. The authors make this information available to other researchers, to continue the investigation of epiphyte genetics.
Date made available15 Jun 2023

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