Characterization of 17 microsatellite loci in the Japanese land snail genera Mandarina, Ainohelix, and Euhadra (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pulmonata)

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  • ANGUS DAVISON,

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    1. Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980 8578, Japan,
    2. ICAPB, Ashworth Laboratories, West Mains Road, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK EH9 3JT7
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  • SATOSHI CHIBA,

    1. Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980 8578, Japan,
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  • MASAKADO KAWATA

    1. Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980 8578, Japan,
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Angus Davison. Tel. (0)131 6508657; E-mail: adavison@hgmp.mrc.ac.uk

Abstract

Land snails of the genera Mandarina, Euhadra and Ainohelix are useful for understanding the ecology and evolution of speciation and adaptation, so we have developed 17 microsatellite loci for these species. As in other land snails, most of the loci are highly polymorphic compound repeats, with a great size range between alleles. The loci should be useful in understanding gene-flow, genetic structure and speciation in these species.

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