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Microsatellites in the freshwater snail Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) from Zanzibar



Microsatellites in the freshwater snail Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) from Zanzibar



Molecular Ecology Notes 3(1): 108-110



Six microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized in Bulinus globosus, a freshwater snail with a wide distribution throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Bulinus globosus is an intermediate host of Schistosoma haematobium, the causative agent of human urinary schistosomiasis. Microsatellites were tested using 32 snails from four populations collected from Pemba and Unguj a islands of Zanzibar. The microsatellite loci displayed relatively low levels of variation, with between two and five alleles per locus. FST estimates indicate that gene flow is low, as has previously been suggested for other species of Bulinus.

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DOI: 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00368.x


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