Assessment of genetic markers for the determination of Coptotermes formosanus × Coptotermes gestroi F1 hybrids

Thomas Chouvenc, Stephanie Osorio, Seemanti Chakrabarti, Ericka E Helmick, Hou-Feng Li, Nan-Yao Su



This study investigated nuclear markers in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) that can be used as a diagnostic tool to detect F1 hybrids from field samples. Six microsatellite markers were compatible for both parental species and hybrid termites and were optimized so that a standard gene library can be built for the south Florida Coptotermes populations.



Este estudio investigó marcadores nucleares en Coptotermes gestroi y C. formosanus que pueden ser utilizados como una herramienta de diagnóstico para detectar híbridos de F1 a partir de muestras de campo. Seis marcadores de microsatélites fueron compatibles tanto para las especies parentales y las termitas híbridas y se optimizaron para que una biblioteca de genes estándar pueda ser construida para poblaciones de Coptotermesen el sur de la Florida.


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termite; microsatellite; interspecies; optimization;

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