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Polymorphic microsatellite loci for primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata

Johny, S and Chakraborty, S and Gadagkar, Raghavendra and Nagaraju, J (2009) Polymorphic microsatellite loci for primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata. In: Molecular Ecology Resources, 9 (4). pp. 1172-1175.

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We report here development and characterization of 48 novel microsatellite markers for Ropalidia marginata, a tropical, primitively eusocial polistine wasp from peninsular India. Thirty-two microsatellites showed polymorphism in a wild population of R. marginata (N = 38) collected from Bangalore, India. These markers will facilitate answering some interesting questions in ecology and evolutionary biology of this wasp, such as population structure, serial polygyny, intra-colony genetic relatedness and the pattern of queen succession.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Molecular Ecology Resources
Publisher: Wiley Interscience
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to Wiley.
Keywords: genetic variation; microsatellites; queen succession; Ropalidia marginata
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2009 09:15
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22261

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