• 1 Plant Research International, Wageningen UR, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands Forest Research Centre, Kuching, 93250 Sarawak, Malaysia Alterra Green World Research, Wageningen UR, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Mol Ecol Resour, 2008 Jan;8(1):168-71.
PMID: 21585747 DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01914.x


Ten polymorphic microsatellite markers have been developed for Gonystylus bancanus (Ramin), a protected tree species of peat swamp forests in Malaysia and Indonesia. Eight markers were also shown to be polymorphic in other Gonystylus species. The markers will enable assessing the amount of genetic variation within and among populations and the degree of population differentiation, such that donor populations can be selected for reforestation projects. They may be used for tracing and tracking of wood in the production chain, so that legal trade in this Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora-protected timber species, derived from specifically described origins, can be distinguished from illegally logged timber.

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