Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in Parnassius apollo and Euphydryas aurinia (Lepidoptera)

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  • FREDERIC PETENIAN,

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    1. Laboratoire Systématique Evolutive, Case 5, Université de Provence, 3 place Victor Hugo, F-13331, Marseille cedex 3, France,
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  • EMESE MEGLÉCZ,

    1. Laboratoire Systématique Evolutive, Case 5, Université de Provence, 3 place Victor Hugo, F-13331, Marseille cedex 3, France,
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  • GWENAELLE GENSON,

    1. Centre de Biologie et Gestion des Populations (CBGP), Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30 016, 34 988 Montferrier, France
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  • JEAN-YVES RASPLUS,

    1. Centre de Biologie et Gestion des Populations (CBGP), Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30 016, 34 988 Montferrier, France
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  • ERIC FAURE

    1. Laboratoire Systématique Evolutive, Case 5, Université de Provence, 3 place Victor Hugo, F-13331, Marseille cedex 3, France,
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F. Péténian, Fax: +33 (0)49106348; E-mail: petenian@up.univ-mrs.fr

Abstract

Microsatellite loci were developed from Parnassius apollo and Euphydryas aurinia, two endangered Palaearctic butterfly species. Respectively, six and five polymorphic loci were characterized from an enriched partial genomic library. Genetic diversity range from three to 25 alleles for the first species and from seven to 21 for the second. Although the presence of null alleles is suspected, these polymorphic loci are likely to provide important information on the fine scale genetic structure among populations of these species.

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