1 Section of Population Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet2 unknown3 Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet4 Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet
We developed microsatellite markers for Maculinea nausithous and Maculinea alcon, two of five species of endangered large blue butterflies found in Europe. Two separate microsatellite libraries were constructed. Eleven markers were developed for M. nausithous and one for M. alcon. The primers were tested on both species as well as on the three other European Maculinea species. The number of alleles per locus ranged from two to 14. These markers will be useful tools for population genetic studies of Maculinea species.
Molecular Ecology Notes, 2005, Vol 5, Issue 1, p. 165-168