Isolation and characterization of 20 polymorphic microsatellite loci for Scaptodrosophila hibisci

Alex C.C. Wilson, Paul Sunnucks, J. S.F. Barker

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Abstract

Scaptodrosophila hibisci is an endemic Australian Drosophilidae that breeds in the flowers of native Hibiscus. Here we report the isolation and amplification of 20 polymorphic microsatellite loci. We cloned these microsatellites because loci developed for Drosophila melanogaster failed to amplify in S. hibisci. Null alleles were detected at six loci, and five were X-linked. Two of the primer pairs amplified an unlinked 'bonus' locus. One locus containing juxtaposed microsatellite loci was suitable for designing an additional set of primers. Mean number of alleles per locus was 10, mean HO and HE per locus were 0.532 and 0.636, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Drosophilidae
  • Juxtaposed loci
  • Null alleles
  • Segregation distortion
  • Sex linkage
  • X-linkage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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