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Identification of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the queenless, ponerine ant Diacamma ceylonense

Gopinath, Ashok and Gadagkar, Raghavendra and Rao, MRS (2001) Identification of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the queenless, ponerine ant Diacamma ceylonense. In: Molecular Ecology Notes, 1 (3). pp. 126-127.

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Abstract

Diacamma ceylonenseis a queenless, ponerine ant whose colonies are headed by a single, mated, egg-laying worker referred to as the gamergate. Thus, new colonies are a result of dispersal by wingless gamergates. This is expected to influence patterns of colony dispersal and spatial distribution of genetic variablity. In order to facilitate the study of population genetic structure we have identified six unique, polymorphic, microsatellite loci. We have used fluorescence tagged primers to detect polymorphism at these loci.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Blackwell.
Keywords: Diacamma;Fluorescent primers;Microsatellites;Ponerine ants;Social insects
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/9429

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