Present address: Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, Göteborg University, 452 96 Strömstad, Sweden.
Characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in the castration parasite plant-ant Allomerus octoarticulatus cf. demerarae (Formicidae: Myrmicinae)
Version of Record online: 21 DEC 2005
Molecular Ecology Notes
Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 182–184, March 2006
How to Cite
DEBOUT, G. D. G., PEREYRA, R., EMERSON, B. C. and YU, D. W. (2006), Characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in the castration parasite plant-ant Allomerus octoarticulatus cf. demerarae (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 6: 182–184. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.01186.x
- Issue online: 21 DEC 2005
- Version of Record online: 21 DEC 2005
- Received 25 August 2005; revision accepted 7 September 2005
- plant–ant relationship;
- social insect
Fifteen microsatellite loci were isolated from the Peruvian tropical plant-ant Allomerus octoarticulatus cf. demerarae (Hymenoptera: Myrmicinae) and their polymorphism was characterized. High levels of within-population variation were observed at most loci, with number of alleles ranging from one to 21, and heterozygosity from 0 to 1 per population sample. Cross-species amplification of these loci was also tested in one other species of the ant genus Allomerus (Allomerus decemarticulatus), displaying similar life history.