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Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the neotropical plant ant allomerus decemarticulatus (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) and multiplexing with other microsatellites from the ant subfamily Myrmicinae

Abstract : Five polymorphic microsatellite loci of the arboreal ant Allomerus decemarticulatus (Myrmicinae) were isolated and characterized. The amplification and polymorphism of seven additional microsatellite loci, previously developed for the ant species A. octoarticulatus and Wasmannia auropunctata, were also tested and the amplification conditions necessary for genotyping the complete set of 12 multiplexed markers in A. decemarticulatus determined. The number of alleles per locus ranged from three to 15 and observed heterozygosity varied front 0.09 to 0.95. Cross-species amplification of these loci was also successfully achieved in additional species of the same ant subfamily, Myrmicinae. This set of microsatellite markers will be used in studies on the mating system and population genetic structure of Myrmicinae in general and A. decemarticulatus in particular.
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Pierre-Jean G. Malé, Anne Loiseau, Arnaud Estoup, Angélique Quilichini, Jérôme Orivel. Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the neotropical plant ant allomerus decemarticulatus (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) and multiplexing with other microsatellites from the ant subfamily Myrmicinae. European Journal of Entomology, Czech Entomological Society, 2010, 107, pp.673-675. ⟨10.14411/eje.2010.074⟩. ⟨hal-01091213⟩

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