Isolation and characterization of ten polymorphic microsatellite markers for three cryptic Gammarus fossarum (Amphipoda) species

@article{Westram2010IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of ten polymorphic microsatellite markers for three cryptic Gammarus fossarum (Amphipoda) species},
  author={Anja M. Westram and Jukka Jokela and Ir{\`e}ne Keller},
  journal={Conservation Genetics Resources},
  year={2010},
  volume={2},
  pages={401-404}
}
The ecologically important stream invertebrate Gammarus fossarum is a morphospecies that includes at least three genetically differentiated biological species. We developed ten microsatellite markers and tested them in a total of 208 individuals from all three known cryptic species (types A, B and C). All markers were polymorphic and successfully amplified in type A, nine in type B and five in type C. There were up to 11 alleles per marker and species.