Isolation and characterization of eight microsatellite loci in two morphotypes of the Southeast Asian army ant, Aenictus laeviceps

K. Hamaguchi, T. Matsumoto, M. Maruyama, Y. Hashimoto, S. Yamane, T. Itioka

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Abstract

Eight polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed from morphotype L1 of the Southeast Asian army ant, Aenictus laeviceps in Borneo, and characterized for morphotypes L1 and L2. The number of alleles per locus ranged from nine to 24 (average 15) in morphotype L1 and two to 16 (average 9.8) in L2. Observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.75 to 0.96 in morphotype L1 and from 0.08 to 0.96 in L2. All loci were in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. One pair of loci showed linkage disequilibrium in morphotype L1. All markers successfully amplified in morphotype S, and some markers amplified in other Aenictus species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-986
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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