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Isolation of Psoroptes scab mite microsatellite markers (Acari: Psoroptidae)

Evans, Lucie.M., Dawson, D.A., Wall, R., Burke, T. and Stevens, J. (2003) Isolation of Psoroptes scab mite microsatellite markers (Acari: Psoroptidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 3 (3). pp. 420-424. ISSN 1471-8278


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Nine microsatellite markers have been isolated from the scab mite,Psoroptes ovis. These markers have been tested for polymorphism in individual Psoroptes mites originating from two hosts, the European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, and sheep, Ovis aries. No definitive picture of Psoroptes species’ status or interrelationships exists. This study provides the basis for a new molecular system to elucidate the systematics of groupings within the genus Psoroptes, allowing us to clarify the population dynamics and epidemiology of the mites causing sheep scab world wide.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2003 Blackwell Science Ltd. This is an electronic version of an article published in Molecular Ecology Notes: complete citation information for the final version of the paper, as published in the print edition of Molecular Ecology, is available on the Blackwell Synergy online delivery service, accessible via the journal's website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1471-8278 or http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/
Keywords: Acari, microsatellite, mite, Psoroptes, rabbit, sheep scab
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > School of Biological Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 00:05
Published Version: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00469.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/368

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