Title

Isolation and Characterization of Sixteen Microsatellite Loci in the Mountain Pine Beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Molecular Ecology Resources

Volume

9

Issue

3

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date

2009

First Page

1071

Last Page

1073

DOI

10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02579.x

Abstract

We isolated 16 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) and developed conditions for amplifying these markers in four multiplex reactions. Three to 14 alleles were detected per locus across two sampled populations. Observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.000 to 0.902 and from 0.100 to 0.830, respectively. Three loci deviated from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium in one sampled population. One of these loci may be sex linked. These markers will be useful in the study of population structure in this important pest species.

Comments

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