Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2004

Journal or Book Title

Molecular Ecology Notes

Volume

4

Issue

4

First Page

701

Last Page

703

DOI

10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00765.x

Abstract

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis Boheman) is a major insect pest of cotton in North America. Dispersal activity poses a threat to ongoing eradication efforts in the US, but little is known about the frequency of long-distance migration. Nuclear molecular markers are needed to assess gene flow in relation to geographical distance. A biotin-enrichment strategy was employed to develop microsatellite markers for the boll weevil. Of 23 loci isolated, 14 were polymorphic with three to 10 alleles per locus. Twelve of the polymorphic loci showed Mendelian inheritance and are likely to be useful in population genetics studies.

Comments

This article is from Molecular Ecology Notes 4 (2004): 701, doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00765.x.

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Language

en

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application/pdf

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