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Isolation and characterization of five microsatellite loci in the ponerine ant Pachycondyla inversa (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

Trindl, A.; Heinze, J.; D'Ettorre, P.

Molecular Ecology Notes 4(4): 583-585

2004


ISSN/ISBN: 1471-8278
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00743.x
Accession: 004215120

We characterized five polymorphic DNA microsatellite loci for the neotropical ponerine ant Pachycondyla inversa. The variability was initially tested in 19 workers from nine colonies from a Brazilian population. We found five to 12 alleles per locus, with observed heterozygosities between 0.72 and 0.95. The allele size ranged from 73 to 197 bp. The primers also successfully amplified DNA at all five loci in the closely related species P. villosa.

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