Microsatellite markers for the polygamous termite Nasutitermes corniger (Isoptera: Termitidae)

Atkinson, Lynn, Adams, Eldridge S., and Crozier, Ross H. (2007) Microsatellite markers for the polygamous termite Nasutitermes corniger (Isoptera: Termitidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7 (2). pp. 299-301.

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Abstract

We developed eight highly variable microsatellite markers for the termite Nasutitermes corniger. Allele number per locus ranged from nine to 34, and expected heterozygosity from 0.45 to 0.94, in samples from seven sites in the former canal zone of Panama. The utility of these markers was assessed for five congeners varying in phylogenetic distance to N. corniger. The markers will be useful for fine-scale examination of population and colony genetic structure in N. corniger and other closely related species.

Item ID: 2359
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1755-098X
Keywords: Nasutitermitinae; population genetic structure; relatedness; social insect
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2009 23:23
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060411 Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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