DNA preparation and efficient microsatellite analysis from insect hemolymph.


A simple and time-saving method for DNA preparation for efficient microsatellite analysis is described. The method is based on thermal treatment of only 1-5 microL of insect hemolymph in a Chelex 100-suspension. Since hemolymph withdrawal does not harm the insects, analysis of mating systems, population structure and phylogenetic reconstruction can be… (More)