Show simple item record Gonzalez, Brenda Duncan, Brittany Yelibi, Cyrrille Yuen, Stephen Schnabel, Andrew 2013-12-03T21:19:03Z 2013-12-03T21:19:03Z 2013-10
dc.description.abstract In a mixed mating system, plants use both self- and cross-pollination to produce seeds. Observations of pollinator behavior from populations of two Kenyan Hibiscus species suggest that H. aponeurus uses self-pollination at higher rates than does the co-occurring H. flavifolius. To begin testing this hypothesis, we sought to develop a suite of variable genetic loci to use in measuring levels of selfing and outcrossing in natural populations. We tested five microsatellite primer pairs from each of four Hibiscus species for amplification in H. aponeurus and H. flavifolius. Eight loci were subsequently tested for genetic variation, but were found to be monomorphic in both species. Gene sequencing suggested that evolutionary changes within these loci could account for the lack of inter-individual variation. en
dc.description.sponsorship Partiall funded by grants DEB-0344519 and DBI-0963244 to AS from the National Science Foundation en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Indiana University South Bend en
dc.subject Hibiscus -- Pollination en
dc.title Microsatellite Markers for the Study of Mixed Mating in Hibiscus Aponeurus and H. Flavifolilus from Kenya en
dc.type Presentation en

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