Analysis of nuclear microsatellite loci of Calligonum bakuense
Nuclear microsatellite loci are used for assessing genetic diversity within species. They thus play a major role in the analysis of populations of threatened species for the development of scientifically founded protection strategies. Calligonum bakuense (Polygonaceae) is a shrub endemic to the Absheron peninsula in Azerbaijan, where it is threatened by industrial activities.
In a previous studies, the nuclear genome of C. bakuense was scanned for microsatellite loci and primers for polymorphic regions were designed. These shall be amplified and sequenced for further individuals, to allow subsequent assessment of the genetic diversity and structure of the remaining C. bakuense stands.