Variable nuclear markers for a Sonoran Desert bark beetle, Araptus attenuatus Wood (Curculionidae: Scolytinae), with applications to related genera
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We report eight new co-dominant nuclear markers for population genetics of the bark beetle Araptus attenuatus Wood. Several loci include introns from low-copy genes, and four cross-amplify in one or more related genera. The markers show moderate levels of polymorphism (2–19 alleles per locus), and no loci showed significant deviations from Hardy–Weinberg or linkage equilibrium across both of the two populations examined, consistent with Mendelian inheritance patterns.
KeywordsBaja Peninsula Co-dominant loci Coleoptera Introns Population structure
This work was funded by National Science Foundation grant DEB-0543102 to RJD and JDN and, in part, by the National Research Initiative of the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Grant 2003-35302-13381 to AIC.
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