This is microsatellite genotypes of Picea jezoensis to submit an original research article for publication in Frontiers in Genetics: Evolutionary and Population Genetics, titled “Distinction in the Fine-scale Spatial Genetic Structure Between Growth Stages of Picea jezoensis Carr.” The paper was coauthored by Keiko Kitamura, Atsushi Nakanishi, Chunlan Lian, and Susumu Goto.
We used these data to understand the demographic fine-scale spatial genetic structure of this species. We genotyped 531 individual trees within a 5-ha plot in central Hokkaido with 11 microsatellite loci. The 531 individuals were categorized into four life-stages (seedling, sapling, juvenile, and mature). In this paper, we conducted a STRUCTURE analysis also conducted a significant fine-scale spatial genetic structure. Furthermore, we estimated dispersal patterns of pollen and seed based on the statistical model.
Keywords: coarse woody debris, demographic genetics, kinship, microsatellite, safe-site, seed dispersal, sub-boreal forest