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Microsatellite loci for the mayfly Baetis rhodani (Baetidae, Ephemeroptera)

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H.C. Williams. Fax: 029 20874305; E-mail: williamshc2@cardiff.ac.uk

Abstract

The first microsatellite primers are described for the mayfly family Baetidae (order Ephemeroptera). Seven polymorphic loci were isolated and characterized for the species Baetis rhodani from two enriched genomic libraries. A total of 183 individuals were genotyped using these loci. Allelic diversity was high for all loci, and observed heterozygosities ranged between 0.382 and 0.772. A heterozygote deficiency was detected in some loci, suggesting the presence of ‘null’ alleles.

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