Development of nuclear SNP markers for genetic tracking for Iroko, Milicia excelsa and Milicia regia
Restriction associated DNA sequencing was conducted on two genetically independent individuals of Iroko, Milicia excelsa, for the discovery of nuclear SNPs. Ninety-four samples, well-distributed over the natural range and including timber DNA, were screened at 138 loci on a MassARRAY iPLEX system. Amplification success was high and 77 loci were selected to design a set of markers for genetic timber tracking purposes.
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