A comprehensive characterization of simple sequence repeats in pepper genomes provides valuable resources for marker development in Capsicum

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  • Jiaowen Cheng
  • Bo Li
  • Cheng Qin
  • Zhiming Wu
  • Diana L. Trejo-Saavedra
  • Xirong Luo
  • Junjie Cui
  • Rafael F. Rivera-Bustamante
  • Kailin Hu

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Original languageEnglish
Article number18919
Journal / PublicationScientific Reports
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2016

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The sequences of the full set of pepper genomes including nuclear, mitochondrial and chloroplast are now available for use. However, the overall of simple sequence repeats (SSR) distribution in these genomes and their practical implications for molecular marker development in Capsicum have not yet been described. Here, an average of 868,047.50, 45.50 and 30.00 SSR loci were identified in the nuclear, mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes of pepper, respectively. Subsequently, systematic comparisons of various species, genome types, motif lengths, repeat numbers and classified types were executed and discussed. In addition, a local database composed of 113,500 in silico unique SSR primer pairs was built using a homemade bioinformatics workflow. As a pilot study, 65 polymorphic markers were validated among a wide collection of 21 Capsicum genotypes with allele number and polymorphic information content value per marker raging from 2 to 6 and 0.05 to 0.64, respectively. Finally, a comparison of the clustering results with those of a previous study indicated the usability of the newly developed SSR markers. In summary, this first report on the comprehensive characterization of SSR motifs in pepper genomes and the very large set of SSR primer pairs will benefit various genetic studies in Capsicum.

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A comprehensive characterization of simple sequence repeats in pepper genomes provides valuable resources for marker development in Capsicum. / Cheng, Jiaowen; Zhao, Zicheng; Li, Bo; Qin, Cheng; Wu, Zhiming; Trejo-Saavedra, Diana L.; Luo, Xirong; Cui, Junjie; Rivera-Bustamante, Rafael F.; Li, Shuaicheng; Hu, Kailin.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, 18919, 07.01.2016.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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