Characterization of microsatellite loci for the littorine snail Bembicium vittatum

Jason Kennington, Sherralee Lukehurst, Michael Johnson

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We describe the isolation and development of 17 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the intertidal snail Bembicium vittatum (Gastropoda: Littorinidae). The loci were tested in 46 individuals from a single population situated near the centre of the species distribution. No evidence of linkage disequilibrium was detected between any pair of loci. However, two loci showed significant departures from Hardy-Weinberg expectations. The number of alleles per locus ranged from two to 15.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1463-1466
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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