An example of microsatellite length variation in the mitochondrial genome of conifers

N. Soranzo, J. Provan, W. Powell

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

69 Citations (SciVal)

Abstract

In the present study, the intergenic region between the mitochondrial genes encoding subunit 3 of NADH dehydrogenase (nad3) and ribosomal protein S12 (rps12) was shown to contain a G(n) mononucleotide microsatellite repeat. This region was analysed in 15 species belonging to the genus Pinus and interspecific variation was detected in the form of repeat length polymorphism. Sequence analysis of a 576-bp region containing the microsatellite confirmed that the variability was due to expansion and contraction of the repeat motif and that no point mutations were present in the coding regions of the two genes. This is the first report of the occurrence of a microsatellite polymorphism in plant mitochondria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-161
Number of pages4
JournalGenome
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999

Keywords

  • mitochondrial
  • microsatellite
  • Pinus
  • hard pines
  • taxonomy
  • POPULATION DIFFERENTIATION
  • CHLOROPLAST DNA
  • PINUS-RADIATA
  • POLYMORPHISM
  • INHERITANCE
  • GENETICS
  • PINACEAE
  • PINES
  • Microsatellite
  • Mitochondrial
  • Taxonomy
  • Hard pines

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'An example of microsatellite length variation in the mitochondrial genome of conifers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this