Conservation Genetics

, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp 859–861 | Cite as

Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the study of habitat fragmentation in the harvester ant Messor structor

  • W. Arthofer
  • B. C. Schlick-Steiner
  • F. M. Steiner
  • H. Konrad
  • X. Espadaler
  • C. Stauffer
Technical note

Abstract

Microsatellite sequences of the harvester ant Messor structor were identified by use of an enriched genomic library. Populations from Austria, Germany and Croatia were screened and 4–21 alleles were identified within seven microsatellite loci. Cross species amplification was evaluated for three other Messor species.

Key words

conservation habitat fragmentation Messor structor microsatellites social insects 

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Acknowledgements

To B. Becker, A. Buschinger, E. Christian, R.␣Crozier, K. Gómez, G. Heller, R. Huertas, K.␣Moder, K. Sefc, B. Seifert, M. Stachowitsch. This work was funded by the Austrian Science Foundation P16794-B06.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Arthofer
    • 1
  • B. C. Schlick-Steiner
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. M. Steiner
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Konrad
    • 1
  • X. Espadaler
    • 3
  • C. Stauffer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forest and Soil SciencesInstitute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest ProtectionViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Integrative BiologyInstitute of Zoology, BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life SciencesVienna, WienAustria
  3. 3.C.R.E.A.F.Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain

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