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Bulletin of Botanical Research ›› 2012, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (2): 213-221.doi: 10.7525/j.issn.1673-5102.2012.02.015

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Optimization of SSR Reaction System in Juglans nigra

ZHAO Peng;;WOESTE E. Keith;CHENG Fei;ZHANG Shuo-Xin;*   

  1. 1.College of Forestry,Northwest A&F University,Yangling 712100;2.Key Laboratory of Resource Biology and Biotechnology in Western China,Ministry of Educaton,College of Life Science,Northwest University,Xi’an 710069;3.USDA Forest Service Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC),Department of Forestry and Natural Resources,Purdue University,715 West State Street,West Lafayette,IN 47907,USA;4.Qinling National Forest Ecosystem Research Station,Ningshan 711600
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2012-03-20 Published:2012-03-20
  • Contact: ZHANG Shuo-Xin
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Abstract: The optimization of the SSR-PCR (simple sequence repeat-polymerase chain reaction) reaction system is an important basic protocol when SSRs are used for pedigree construction, genotyping or population genetics research in black walnut (Juglans nigra L.). We systematically tested the concentrations of Taq DNA polymerase, BSA, dNTPs, Mg2+, primers, and template DNA concentration in the PCR reaction to determine the optimal reaction system. The results indicated that the optimal SSR-PCR reaction conditions for black walnut (J.nigra L.) included a total volume of 10 μL containing 1 μL of 10 ng·μL-1 DNA, 1 μL of 10 X Taq DNA polymerase reaction buffer (1.5 mmol·L-1 Mg2+), 1.25 μL of 200 mmol·L-1 dNTPs (0.3 mmol·L-1), 1 μL of 1 mg·mL-1 BSA (Bovine Serum Albumin, 0.1 mg·mL-1), 1.0 μL of 10 μmol·L-1 each primer (when using one pair primer in each PCR reaction) or 0.5 μL of 10 μmol·L-1 each primer (when using three pairs primer in each PCR reaction), 0.5 units Taq polymerase, and 4.5 μL sterilized distilled water. The thermal cycling conditions were as follows: denaturation 3 min at 94℃; 32 cycles of 15 s at 93℃, 1 min at the annealing temperature for the primer, 30 s at 72℃; and a final extension of 10 min at 72℃ at the end of the amplification. The results showed that this SSR-PCR protocol resulted in clear, reproducible results suitable for the analysis of population genetics, genotyping, and for molecular ecology.

Key words: Black walnut, microsatellite, reaction system, population genetics

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