Isolation and characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the rarest European damselfly, Coenagrion hylas (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)


Within Europe, the damselfly Coenagrion hylas has a very limited distribution and is regarded as a vulnerable species. For studying migration and population connectivity in the Central European populations, 10 microsatellite markers were developed for this species. The loci were screened on 24 individuals collected at Lech valley, Tyrol, Austria. The values for expected and observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.192 to 0.802 and from 0.208 to 0.917, respectively. All developed markers were polymorphic.

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