Getting more mileage from microsatellites: An optimized next-generation sequencing approach provides insight to the evolutionary history of carob

Researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are using a next-generation sequencing genotyping approach to find insight into the evolutionary history of the carob tree -- an economically important species with a long history in the Mediterranean. They describe the optimized molecular tools used to identify additional molecular variation in carob DNA markers and investigate the species' genetic diversity.