Usual apologies if this is an old question but can anyone tell me what the
bottom line is on microsatellites in plants? Although I have seen several
reviews referring to them I have been unable to find out any hard info.
I should say that I am particularlt interested in cereals and woody species
but anything would do. So....
Do any/most/all plants have microsatellites?
Are they REALLY polymorphic as they are in Man?
If so then......
Are the flanking sequences conserved between species/varieties?
Are there teams of people beavering away trying to construct microsatellite
maps of common (or uncommon!) species?
What are the best repeat units to try?
Hope someone can help.