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.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Price includes VAT for USA
Subscribe to journal
Immediate online access to all issues from 2019. Subscription will auto renew annually.
This is the net price. Taxes to be calculated in checkout.
Brookfield JFY (1996) A simple new method for estimating null allele frequency from heterozygote deficiency. Mol Ecol 5:453–455
Excoffier L, Laval G, Schneider S (2005) Arlequin ver. 3.0: an integrated software package for population genetics data analysis. Evol Bioinform Online 1:47–50
Faircloth BC (2008) MSATCOMMANDER: detection of microsatellite repeat arrays and automated, locus-specific primer design. Mol Ecol Resour 8:92–94
Glenn TC, Schable NA (2005) Isolating microsatellite DNA loci. Methods Enzymol 395:202–222
Johnson SG (2005) Age, phylogeography and population structure of the microendemic banded spring snail, Mexipyrgus churinceanus. Mol Ecol 14:2299–2311
Rousset F (2008) GENEPOP ‘007: a complete re-implementation of the GENEPOP software for Windows and Linux. Mol Ecol Resour 8:103–106
Wagner AP, Creel S, Kalinowski ST (2006) Estimating relatedness and relationships using microsatellite loci with null alleles. Heredity 97:336–345
Wigginton JE, Cutler DJ, Abecasis GR (2005) A note on exact tests of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. Am J Hum Genet 76:887–893
Wolaver BD, Sharp JM Jr, Rodriguez JM, Ibarra-Flores JC (2008) Delineation of regional arid karstic aquifers: an integrative data approach. Ground Water 46:396–413
Our work was partially supported by the Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology Program at the University of New Orleans funded by the National Science Foundation. We thank the University of New Orleans, the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, and the University of Georgia for support. The study was conducted with permission from the Mexican government (Permiso de Pesca de Fomento 230401-613-03 and DAN 02939).
About this article
Cite this article
Coghill, L.M., Chaves-Campos, J., Espinoza, F.E. et al. Microsatellite markers isolated from the Mexican banded spring snail Mexipyrgus churinceanus . Conservation Genet Resour 3, 29–31 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12686-010-9273-7
- Cuatro Ciénegas
- Mexipyrgus churinceanus