Polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers in Bactrocera cacuminata (Hering) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Bactrocera cacuminata (Hering) is a nonpest member of the Bactrocera dorsalis complex offering a platform to check hypotheses extrapolated from the more studied pest species. Six polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated from enriched genomic libraries constructed using a biotin/streptavidin capture protocol. Allele number varied between three and nine; the expected heterozygosity ranged between 0.29 and 0.81. No significant deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium or linkage disequilibrium were found. These microsatellite markers have potential to be used to examine population structure and mating systems in this tropical fruit fly.
Molecular Ecology Notes