PERMANENT GENETIC RESOURCES: Polymorphic microsatellite loci for Diachasma alloeum (Hymenoptera: Braconidae).


Journal Article

Here, we report the isolation of 21 novel primers for amplification of microsatellite loci in Diachasma alloeum (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Diachasma alloeum is a larval parasitoid of the apple maggot fly (Rhagoletis pomonella), which is an economically significant agricultural pest species and a textbook example of sympatric speciation via host-plant shifting. These microsatellite markers will prove useful both for assessing genetic relationships between different host-associated populations of D. alloeum, as well as for future R. pomonella biological control programmes. We also report the cross-species amplification of several loci for Diachasmimorpha mellea and Diachasma ferrugineum, parasitoids of R. pomonella and R. cingulata, respectively.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Forbes, AA; Powell, THQ; Lobo, NF; Noor, MAF; Feder, JL

Published Date

  • March 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 373 - 376

PubMed ID

  • 21585796

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21585796

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1755-0998

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1755-098X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01961.x


  • eng