Isolation and characterisation of sixteen microsatellite markers amplifying an African agricultural pest, Ceratitis cosyra (Walker) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
De Meyer, M.
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Sixteen new polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed for a tephritid of economic importance in many African countries, Ceratitis cosyra. These markers were tested on field populations from four African countries of its endemic range: Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Burundi and Ethiopia. Low to high polymorphic loci are described (from 3 to 21 alleles/loci), with high variation recorded between countries. Little linkage disequilibrium was detected among all pairs of loci tested (15 out of 120). These new markers will be a useful tool to study the genetic structure of this African species, which is also a fruit fly of quarantine importance for Europe.
CitationDelatte, H.; Virgilio, M.; Simiand, C.; Quilici, S.; Nzogela, YB.; De Meyer, M. (2014). Isolation and characterisation of sixteen microsatellite markers amplifying an African agricultural pest, Ceratitis cosyra (Walker) (Diptera: Tephritidae). , Conservation Genetics Resources, Vol. 6, 9-11, DOI: 10.1007/s12686-013-0026-2.