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Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the net-spinning caddisfly, Polycentropus flavomaculatus (Polycentropodidae)


  • Deborah A. Dawson,

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    1. Sheffield Molecular Genetics Facility, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK,
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  • Helen R. Wilcock

    1. School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3TL, UK,
    2. Department of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London, E1 4NS, UK
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D.A. Dawson. Fax: + 44 (0)114 2220002; E-mail:


We have isolated eight polymorphic loci for the caddisfly, Polycentropus flavomaculatus. The application of these markers will allow us to define the genetic population structure of this species and, with complementary ecological work, will enable quantification of its dispersal ability and colonization potential.

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