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Characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci in the cone and seed-feeding insect, Pissodes validirostris, and cross-priming among congeneric species
- de Feraudy, D., Torres-Leguizamon, M., Kerdelhué, C., Roux-Morabito, G.
- Conservation genetics resources 2014 v.6 no.2 pp. 393-395
- Pinus, Pissodes, alleles, heterozygosity, insects, loci, microsatellite repeats
- Fifteen microsatellite markers were developed for Pissodes validirostris. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 13 and observed heterozygosity from 0.033 to 0.900. These markers will be useful to confirm the infra-specific phylogeographic patterns of this seed-feeding weevil, potential vector of the pitch canker disease of pine trees, thereby threatening their genetic resources. Most cross–species amplification was successful among the seven congeneric species tested.