Discovery of nuclear and plastid microsatellites, and other key genomic information, in the rare endemic plant (Caulanthus amplexicaulis var. barbarae) using minimal 454 pyrosequencing Academic Article uri icon


  • Next-generation Roche 454 pyrosequencing was used to rapidly identify 149 novel nuclear microsatellite loci and five plastid microsatellites from non-enriched genomic DNA of the rare endemic Santa Barbara Jewelflower (Caulanthus amplexicaulis var. barbarae). Analysis of this dataset showed a high level of orthology to annotated genes of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, as well as low levels of repetitive DNA sequences (particularly transposon-like elements). Thus, a modest sequencing effort using the 454 (or equivalent long-read platform) is a cost-effective and highly informative first step in the development of molecular-genetic resources for a non-model organism. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Burrell, A. M., No, E., & Pepper, A. E.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Burrell, A Millie||No, Eun-Gyu||Pepper, Alan E

publication date

  • October 2011