Sixteen new microsatellite loci for Drosophila nigrosparsa, an emerging system for studying temperature effects in mountain ecosystems

Arthofer W., Heussler C., Krapf P., Schlick-Steiner B.C. and Steiner F.M.

Drosophila nigrosparsa is a European cool-climate mountain fly and thus considered to be especially vulnerable to ongoing climate warming. We are establishing D. nigrosparsa as a study system to monitor distribution shifts in nature and to test the extent of adaptive evolution. Here, we present the isolation and characterisation of 16 microsatellite markers developed for this species and tested on 22 individuals from a single population. The observed and expected heterozygosities per locus ranged between 0.00-1.00 and 0.50-0.95, respectively. The number of alleles per locus varied from 2 to 20.

Molecular Ecology Resources 13, 966968.

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