Development of 17 microsatellite markers for Ceratosolen constrictus, the pollinating fig wasp of Ficus fistulosa

M. Katabuchi, Y. Isagi, Toru Nakashizuka

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    Abstract

    The obligate mutualism between figs (Ficus) and fig pollinating wasps (Agaonidae) is regarded as a classic example of mutualism. Seventeen polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed for Ceratosolen constrictus, the pollinating wasp of the dioecious fig Ficus fistulosa. The number of alleles per locus ranged from two to 15 and the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.040 to 0.846 and from 0.040 to 0.916, respectively. These microsatellite loci offer a powerful tool for evolutionary and population genetic studies in C. constrictus, and gene flow of F. fistulosa.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)840-842
    Number of pages3
    JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
    Volume8
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1

    Keywords

    • Agaonidae
    • Ficus
    • Fig wasps
    • Microsatellites
    • Mutualism
    • Sex allocation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Genetics

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