Refereed Article Eleven di-nucleotide polymorphic microsatellite markers for the winter bronzing bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero and Dellapé (Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae).

Citation: Gray, K.-A., Noack, A., Johnson, R.N., Eldridge, M.D.B., Bess, E., Lo, N. and Rose, H. 2010. Eleven di-nucleotide polymorphic microsatellite markers for the winter bronzing bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero and Dellapé (Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae).. Molecular Ecology Resources . 10. (6): 1106-1108.

Abstract:

The winter bronzing bug, Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero and Dellapé, is a major pest of eucalypt street trees in Sydney, Australia, and has recently become a significant economic pest of eucalypt plantations of southern Africa and South America. We describe the isolation and characterisation of 11 polymorphic microsatellite loci from this species. The number of alleles per locus ranged from two to 11; observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.175 to 0.875 and 0.248 to 0.801, respectively. Cross-species amplification was conducted on seven additional Thaumastocoris spp., and indicated that the majority of isolated primers are not species-specific.

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