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Characterization of microsatellite markers for Sycoscapter nonpollinating fig wasps

Bouteiller-Reuter, C., Hale, M. L. and Cook, J. M. (2009) Characterization of microsatellite markers for Sycoscapter nonpollinating fig wasps. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9 (3). pp. 832-835. ISSN 1755-098X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02284.x

Abstract/Summary

We isolated 18 microsatellites from Sycoscapter australis, a nonpollinating fig wasp that develops in figs of Ficus macrophylla, and assessed their variability in 20 wasps. We further optimized nine of these loci for use in three other Sycoscapter species that develop in Ficus rubiginosa figs and assessed their variability in 47-140 wasps per species. These are the first microsatellites developed for nonpollinating fig wasps and show sufficient polymorphism to become important tools in evolutionary and genetical studies of Sycoscapter wasps.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
ID Code:9568
Uncontrolled Keywords:cross-species amplification, fig wasp, genetic diversity, microsatellites, population genetics, primers, Sycoscapter

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