, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 903-905

Characterization of nine polymorphic microsatellite loci for a threatened saproxylic beetle Rosalia alpina (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

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Nine polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed and characterized for the Rosalia longicorn, an endangered icon of European saproxylic biodiversity. The detected number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 4, and the observed and expected heterozygosities varied from 0.044 to 0.622, and from 0.086 to 0.613, respectively. All loci were in Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium as well, as no evidence of linkage disequilibrium was found. Despite the low level of polymorphism, all loci described in this study will provide a useful tool in future genetic studies of the Rosalia alpina species.