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Microsatellite loci for Dawson's burrowing bee (Amegilla dawsoni) and their cross-utility in other Amegilla species

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  • MAXINE BEVERIDGE,

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    1. Evolutionary Biology Research Group, School of Animal Biology (MO92), University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
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  • LEIGH W. SIMMONS

    1. Evolutionary Biology Research Group, School of Animal Biology (MO92), University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
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Maxine Beveridge. Fax: (61) 86488 1029; E-mail: mbeverid@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Abstract

Microsatellite loci were isolated from Dawson's burrowing bee, Amegilla dawsoni, a species endemic to Western Australia. Twelve polymorphic loci were found with an observed number of alleles ranging from two to 24 and observed heterozygosities between 0.17 and 0.85. These 12 loci were tested for amplification in three additional species of Amegilla. The loci will be used for sex determination and the examination of mating frequency in this species.

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