Applications in Plant Sciences
Scrub lupine ( Lupinus aridorum McFarlin ex Beckner) is an endangered plant restricted to the Winter Haven and Mount Dora ridge systems in central Florida that has declined primarily due to habitat loss ( USFWS, 1987 ). Polymorphic genetic markers are needed to answer questions about genetic diversity and connectivity among L. aridorum populations, genetic relatedness among Florida lupine species including the closely related Gulf Coast lupine ( L. westianus Small), and hybridization between sympatric populations of L. aridorum and sky-blue lupine ( L. diffusus Nutt.; Bupp, 2013 ).
Ricono, Angela; Bupp, Glen; Peterson, Cheryl; Nunziata, Schyler O.; Lance, Stacey L.; and Pruett, Christin L., "Development And Characterization Of Microsatellite Loci For The Endangered Scrub Lupine, Lupinus Aridorum (Fabaceae)" (2015). Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences Faculty Publications. 61.