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Characterization of microsatellite markers for the invasive ant species Anoplolepis gracilipes
- FELDHAAR, HEIKE, DRESCHER, JOCHEN, BLÜTHGEN, NICO
- Molecular ecology notes 2006 v.6 no.3 pp. 912-914
- Anoplolepis gracilipes, alleles, genetic markers, heterozygosity, microsatellite repeats, pests, population genetics, Pacific Ocean Islands, South East Asia
- We present primer sequences for eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for the formicine ant Anoplolepis gracilipes, a serious pest species in South-East Asia and Pacific islands and still spreading on all continents. Microsatellite loci were isolated with a highly efficient method of enrichment. The number of alleles ranged from two to 19 with an observed heterozygosity ranging from 0.842 to 1.0. The markers were designed for a sociogenetic study as well as for population genetics.