Microsatellite markers for the praying mantid Ciulfina rentzi (Liturgusidae)

C. R M Attard, Greg I. Holwell, Tonia S. Schwartz, K. D L Umbers, Adam Stow, Marie E. Herberstein, Luciano B. Beheregaray

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Nine polymorphic microsatellite loci were characterized from an enrichment library of the Australian praying mantid Ciulfina rentzi, a group with a unique reproductive morphology and behaviour. The number of alleles per locus ranged from three to 16 and heterozygosity from 0.24 to 0.94. These markers are the first microsatellites developed for any praying mantid. They will be useful for paternity analysis and for population genetic studies in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Region of Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1480-1482
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


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