Microsatellite DNA markers for two endemic ground beetles: Carabus punctatoauratus and C. solieri


Stéphane Garnier. Fax: (33) 4 99 62 33 45; E-mail address: garniers@ensam.inra.fr


We isolated and characterized nine and five polymorphic microsatellite loci in the respective ground beetles Carabus punctatoauratus and C. solieri. We tested cross-species amplification of all these loci plus six isolated in C. solieri and for which primers sequences were soon published. From these combined analyses, we obtained 14 and 17 polymorphic markers, respectively, for C. punctatoauratus and C. solieri.