Microsatellite loci in the Japanese subterranean termite, Reticulitermes speratus

Yoshinobu Hayashi, Osamu Kitade, Jun Ichi Kojima

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Abstract

Reticulitermes termites have such a cryptic life style and complex colony structure that polymorphic microsatellite markers are desired to investigate their population and colony structures. We successfully isolated seven microsatellite loci in R. speratus, the Japanese subterranean termite, five of which were polymorphic. These polymorphic loci had 2-8 alleles per locus and their observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.059 to 0.438. These five loci were also polymorphic in R. kanmonensis, distributed sympatrically with R. speratus in the Kanmon Region, western Japan; the number of alleles per locus was 2-5, and observed heterozygosity was 0.176-0.625.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-520
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Reticulitermes speratus
Isoptera
subterranean termites
termite
heterozygosity
Microsatellite Repeats
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Alleles
microsatellite repeats
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population structure
Life Style
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Keywords

  • Microsatellites
  • R. kanmonensis
  • Reticulitermes speratus
  • Rhinotermitidae
  • Termite

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  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Microsatellite loci in the Japanese subterranean termite, Reticulitermes speratus. / Hayashi, Yoshinobu; Kitade, Osamu; Kojima, Jun Ichi.

In: Molecular Ecology Notes, Vol. 2, No. 4, 01.12.2002, p. 518-520.

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Hayashi, Yoshinobu ; Kitade, Osamu ; Kojima, Jun Ichi. / Microsatellite loci in the Japanese subterranean termite, Reticulitermes speratus. In: Molecular Ecology Notes. 2002 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 518-520.
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