Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 29–31 | Cite as

Microsatellite markers isolated from the Mexican banded spring snail Mexipyrgus churinceanus

  • Lyndon M. Coghill
  • Johel Chaves-Campos
  • Flor E. Espinoza
  • Stacey L. Lance
  • Travis C. Glenn
  • Steven G. Johnson
Technical Note

Abstract

The first twelve novel unlinked polymorphic microsatellite DNA loci were isolated from the Mexican banded spring snail (Mexipyrgus churinceanus). Genetic variability of each locus was assessed using 25 individuals from a single population from Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico. Mean observed heterozygosity varied from 0.14 to 0.92. The relatively high levels of detected polymorphism indicate that these markers will be useful for future population genetic studies of this Cuatro Ciénegas endemic species.

Keywords

Cuatro Ciénegas Mexipyrgus churinceanus Microsatellites PCR Primers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lyndon M. Coghill
    • 1
  • Johel Chaves-Campos
    • 1
  • Flor E. Espinoza
    • 1
  • Stacey L. Lance
    • 3
  • Travis C. Glenn
    • 2
  • Steven G. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Health ScienceUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.Savannah River Ecology LaboratoryUniversity of GeorgiaAikenUSA

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