Development of 17 microsatellite markers for Ceratosolen constrictus, the pollinating fig wasp of Ficus fistulosa

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  • M. KATABUCHI,

    1. [Correction added after online publication 5 February 2008: ‘T. Nakshizuka’ replaced by ‘T. Nakashizuka’.]
      *Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, 6–3, Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi 980–8578, Japan, †Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606–8502, Japan
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  • * Y. ISAGI,

    1. [Correction added after online publication 5 February 2008: ‘T. Nakshizuka’ replaced by ‘T. Nakashizuka’.]
      *Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, 6–3, Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi 980–8578, Japan, †Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606–8502, Japan
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  • and * T. NAKASHIZUKA

    1. [Correction added after online publication 5 February 2008: ‘T. Nakshizuka’ replaced by ‘T. Nakashizuka’.]
      *Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, 6–3, Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi 980–8578, Japan, †Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606–8502, Japan
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Masatoshi Katabuchi, Fax: +81 22 7956699; E-mail: katabuchi@mail.tains.tohoku.ac.jp

Abstract

The obligate mutualism between figs (Ficus) and fig pollinating wasps (Agaonidae) is regarded as a classic example of mutualism. Seventeen polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed for Ceratosolen constrictus, the pollinating wasp of the dioecious fig Ficus fistulosa. The number of alleles per locus ranged from two to 15 and the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.040 to 0.846 and from 0.040 to 0.916, respectively. These microsatellite loci offer a powerful tool for evolutionary and population genetic studies in C. constrictus, and gene flow of F. fistulosa.

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