Repetitive flanking sequences (ReFS): novel molecular markers from microsatellite families

Anderson, S. J.; Gould, P. and Freeland, J. R. (2007). Repetitive flanking sequences (ReFS): novel molecular markers from microsatellite families. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7(3) pp. 374–376.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01628.x

Abstract

Although microsatellite markers have become exceedingly popular in molecular studies of wild organisms, their development in some taxonomic groups is challenging. This is partly because of repetitive flanking sequences, which lead to the simultaneous amplification of alleles from multiple loci. Until now, these microsatellite DNA families have been considered unsuitable for population genetics studies, but here we describe our development of these repetitive flanking sequences (ReFS) as novel molecular markers. We illustrate the utility of these markers by using them to address an outstanding taxonomic question in the moth genus Schrankia.

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