Unusually high frequency of (CT)n and (GT)n microsatellite loci in a yellowjacket wasp, Vespula rufa (L.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).

@article{Thorn1995UnusuallyHF,
  title={Unusually high frequency of (CT)n and (GT)n microsatellite loci in a yellowjacket wasp, Vespula rufa (L.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).},
  author={Peter A. Thor{\'e}n and Robert J Paxton and Arnaud Estoup},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  year={1995},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={141-8}
}
A high number of (GT)n and (CT)n microsatellites were isolated from a partial genomic library of primitively eusocial wasp, Vespula rufa. On average, (GT)n and (CT)n repeats occur in the genome approximately every 8 kb and 2.5 kb respectively. This is the highest density of dinucleotide microsatellites reported in the literature. Predominant categories of repeats are imperfect and compound repeats for (GT)n microsatellites and perfect repeats for (CT)n microsatellites. Comparisons with other… CONTINUE READING

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