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Microsatellite loci in the stable fly, Stomoxys niger niger (Diptera: Muscidae) on La Réunion Island

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  • J. GILLES,

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    1. CIRAD-EMVT, Programme Productions Animales, Campus international de Baillarguet, 34398 Montpellier cedex 5, France,
    2. UMR C53 Peuplements Végétaux et Bioagresseurs en Milieu Tropical, Pôle de Protections des Plantes, 7 chemin de l’Irat, 97410 St Pierre de La Réunion, France,
    3. UMR 5175 CEFE — Département Ecologie des Arthropodes, Université Montpellier 3, Route de Mende, 34199 Montpellier cedex 5, France,
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  • I. LITRICO,

    1. UMR C53 Peuplements Végétaux et Bioagresseurs en Milieu Tropical, Pôle de Protections des Plantes, 7 chemin de l’Irat, 97410 St Pierre de La Réunion, France,
    2. UMR 5175 Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive — CNRS, 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier cedex 5, France
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  • G. DUVALLET

    1. UMR 5175 CEFE — Département Ecologie des Arthropodes, Université Montpellier 3, Route de Mende, 34199 Montpellier cedex 5, France,
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Jérémie Gilles, Fax: (+ 33) 467 142459; E-mail: gilles_j@paradis.cirad.fr

Abstract

Six polymorphic microsatellite markers have been isolated from a microsatellite-enriched DNA library from the stable fly, Stomoxys niger niger. These loci exhibited five to 10 alleles per locus and an expected heterozygosity ranging from 0.57 to 0.81 in the studied populations from La Réunion Island (Indian Ocean). They should therefore be useful for the study of genetic diversity and population structure of S. niger. In addition, cross-species amplification of four of these six loci in the closely allied species Stomoxys calcitrans produced interpretable results, two of which would be useful for population biology studies.

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