Isolation and characterization of 11 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the millipede Antichiropus variabilis Attems (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae)

Authors

  • JANINE M. WOJCIESZEK,

    1. Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology (M092), University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
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  • LEIGH W. SIMMONS

    1. Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology (M092), University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
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  • doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02605.x

Janine M. Wojcieszek, Fax: +61 86488 1029; E-mail: wojcij01@student.uwa.edu.au

Abstract

Eleven polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated from the Western Australian millipede Antichiropus variabilis. The number of alleles observed ranged from 2 to 12, with observed heterozygosities ranging from 0.20 to 0.80. All loci were in Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium, and no pairs of loci were in linkage disequilibrium. Many of the loci amplified successfully in eight other Antichiropus species.

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