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Transferability of nuclear microsatellite markers to the atmospheric bromeliads Tillandsia recurvata and T-aeranthos (Bromeliaceae)

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Author(s):
Neves Chaves, Cleber Juliano [1] ; Aoki-Goncalves, Felipe [1] ; Santos Leal, Barbara Simoes [1] ; Rossatto, Davi Rodrigo [1, 2] ; Palma-Silva, Clarisse [3, 1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista Unesp, Inst Biociencias, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Biodiversidad, BR-13506900 Rio Claro - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista Unesp, Dept Biol, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Vegetal, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY; v. 41, n. 4, p. 931-935, DEC 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

The genus Tillandsia L. is the most diversified genus of Bromeliaceae and represents one of the most specialized cases of vascular epiphytism: the atmospheric bromeliads.' Such great diversity and ecological specialization make it an interesting model for evolutionary and population genetics studies. Here we report the cross-transferability of SSR markers isolated from other bromeliad species to Tillandsia recurvata (L.) L. and T. aeranthos (Loisel.) Desf., epiphytes with great abundance in both natural and anthropogenic-modified environments, but with contrasting patterns of geographic distribution and mating systems. We tested a total of 27 microsatellite markers and successfully amplified seven polymorphic markers in T. recurvata and T. aeranthos. We then described cross-amplified markers in two populations per species, sampled in both anthropogenic-transformed and natural environments. T. recurvata presented lower allelic richness and heterozygosities, and greater inbreeding coefficient values. Such differences clearly reflect their contrasting mating systems (self-fertilizing in T. recurvata versus self-incompatible in T. aeranthus). The set of cross-amplified microsatellite markers described here will be a helpful tool to address a range of evolutionary and ecological questions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/08087-0 - Phylogeography, adaptive variation and reproductive biology of Pitcairnia lanuginosa complex (Bromeliaceae)
Grantee:Bárbara Simões Santos Leal
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/03777-4 - Patterns of genetic diversity and phylogeography of Tillandsia aeranthos (Lois) L. B. Smith (Bromeliaceae)
Grantee:Felipe Aoki Gonçalves
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 14/15588-6 - Phylogeography, population genomics and adaptive variation in Pitcairnia lanuginosa (Bromeliaceae) species complex
Grantee:Clarisse Palma da Silva
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/04396-4 - Communities dominated by atmospheric bromeliads as a model for metacommunities studies
Grantee:Cleber Juliano Neves Chaves
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate