Microsatellite as one of the most popular molecular markers provides a useful tool for population genetic structure analysis in insects. But few microsatellite loci have been developed for Lepidoptera. Here we isolated and characterized 9 polymorphic microsatellite loci in Rhyacionia leptotubula (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). The number of alleles of these loci ranged from 2 to 11. Observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.0000 to 0.5294 and from 0.3905 to 0.8719, respectively. Seven loci show significant Hardy-Weinberg deviations. These loci could provide insight into population genetic structure and dispersal patterns of R. leptotubula.
Key words: Rhyacionia leptotubula, microsatellite, population genetics, Lepidoptera.
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