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New source of genetic polymorphisms in Lepidoptera?

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:A. K. Hundsdoerfer, Wink M.
Journal:Zeitschrift für Naturforschung
Volume:60c
Start Page:618
Pagination:618-624
ISSN:0939-5075
Keywords:CRAMBIDAE, DNA, ISSR, PIERIDAE, SPHINGIDAE
Abstract:

"The variability level of the ISSR (inter-simple sequences repeat) primer (GACA)4 was examined in the three Lepidoptera families Pyralidae, Sphingidae and Pieridae. Our study shows that the tetra-repeat (GACA)n is evidently present in sufficient numbers in these butterflies to provide informative DNA fingerprints. The variability is mostly rather high, but within a comparable range to other ISSR studies. Although less polymorphisms may be encountered in some butterfly families, this study indicates that high variability of this marker may be a common characteristic of Lepidoptera genomes. An appeal for a minimal level of standardization of ISSR-PCR data analysis is formulated to enable an exact comparison between the groups of organisms studied with this fingerprint technique."

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