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Keywords:

  • apple;
  • Cydia pomonella;
  • Lepidoptera;
  • microsatellite;
  • Tortricidae

Abstract

Twenty-four microsatellite markers were isolated using an enrichment protocol in Cydia pomonella, the major Lepidopteran pest in apple orchards. Twenty-two loci turned out to be polymorphic (four to 23 alleles per loci). Only four of these loci cross-amplified and are potentially polymorphic in some other Tortricid pests such as Cydia molesta, Cydia lobarzewsky and Lobesia botrana. The description of these 24 loci makes microsatellite-based population genetic studies feasible in C. pomonella.