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Fifteen new polymorphic microsatellite loci for the meadow brown butterfly, Maniola jurtina
- Richard, Murielle, Villemey, Anne, Stevens, Virginie M., Blanvillain, Gaelle, Dardenne, Sophie, Baguette, Michel
- Biochemical systematics and ecology 2015 v.63 pp. 165-169
- Maniola jurtina, butterflies, genetic markers, heterozygosity, loci, microsatellite repeats, null alleles, population genetics
- We characterized fifteen microsatellite markers for the butterfly Maniola jurtina. For the six studied populations (96 samples) the total number of alleles per locus ranged from 3 to 55 and mean overall expected heterozygosity across all loci was 0.74. In spite of a high frequency of null alleles detected in part of the loci, a recurrent phenomenon in Lepidopteron, the estimation of pairwise FST seems rather insensitive to the presence of these null alleles as shown by the high correlation between FST calculated after correction for the presence of null alleles and non-corrected FST, indicating that the loci may be usable in population genetics, more specifically for the study of populations genetics structure.