Isolation and characterization of five microsatellite loci in the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia)


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The Glanville fritillary butterfly offers unique opportunities for population genetic studies in a metapopulation. Here I report the characterization of five polymorphic loci in Melitaea cinxia. I found high levels of polymorphism, with allele numbers ranging from nine to 43, and very broad size ranges.