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16 microsatellite loci for the Australian Great Artesian Basin spring amphipod, Wangiannachiltonia guzikae

Hannah L. Robertson A and Nicholas P. Murphy A B

A Department of Genetics, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic. 3086, Australia.
B Corresponding author. Email: n.murphy@latrobe.edu.au

Australian Journal of Zoology 61(2) 109-111 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/ZO13011
Submitted: 24 January 2013  Accepted: 30 April 2013   Published: 3 June 2013

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454 Next Generation sequencing was used to develop a set of microsatellite markers for the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) amphipod, Wangiannachiltonia guzikae. Primers were designed for 42 microsatellite loci. A total of 22 loci were successfully amplified and 16 characterised using 30 individuals from a single GAB spring population. Across these 16 loci, observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.000 to 0.818 (mean = 0.445) and the number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 12 (mean = 6.688). Of these 16 loci, however, only 10 were in Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium, though all 16 loci should be retained for further studies in the event that stochastic events affected equilibrium of this single population.


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