Potential of Microsatellites Markers for the Genetic Analysis of Bryophytes

  • Saumy PANDEY Banasthali University, Departament of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali 304022, Rajasthan (IN)
  • Vinay SHARMA Banasthali University, Departament of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali 304022, Rajasthan (IN)
  • Afroz ALAM Banasthali University, Departament of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali 304022, Rajasthan (IN)
Keywords: DNA polymorphism; genetic diversity; genome sequences; molecular markers; microsatellites; moss

Abstract

Microsatellites have increasingly being used to study genetic diversity, phylogeny, population genetics, population ecology and genetic mapping of bryophytes. Due to co-dominant and highly reproducible features, microsatellites became markers of choice for several genetic analyses of bryophytes. However, the major limitation is de novo isolation of microsatellites from the interest species which were studied and gave genomic libraries. Initially, traditional methods of microsatellite development were tedious and time consuming, but due to the sequencing of several bryophytes available in public databases, advancement in PCR technologies and computer software, have cumulatively facilitated the development of microsatellites for bryophytes study. This review examines the features, strategies for the development of microsatellites and their utilization in many aspects of genetic and ecological studies of bryophytes.

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genetic analysis of bryophytes
Published
2016-03-16
How to Cite
PANDEY, S., SHARMA, V., & ALAM, A. (2016). Potential of Microsatellites Markers for the Genetic Analysis of Bryophytes. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 8(1), 37-46. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb819748
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Review articles
CITATION
DOI: 10.15835/nsb819748