Polymorphic microsatellite loci from northern and Mexican corn rootworms (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and cross-amplification with other Diabrotica spp.

Eric R. Waits, Uwe Stolz

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Abstract

The northern corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi) and Mexican corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera zeae) are significant agricultural pests. For the northern corn rootworm, and to a lesser extent, the Mexican corn rootworm, high resolution molecular markers are needed. Here we present 14 polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from libraries constructed using pooled northern and Mexican corn rootworm genomic DNA. Polymorphism in other Diabrotica, including the banded cucumber beetle, southern corn rootworm and western corn rootworm, is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-709
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

Keywords

  • Diabrotica
  • Mexican corn rootworm
  • Microsatellites
  • Northern corn rootworm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics

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