Microsatellites in the freshwater snail Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda : Planorbidae) from Zanzibar

A M Emery, N J Loxton, R Stothard, Catherine Sue Jones, J Spinks, J Llewellyn-Hughes, Leslie Robert Noble, D Rollinson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Six microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized in Butinus globosus, a freshwater snail with a wide distribution throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Bulinus globosus is an intermediate host of Schistosoma haematobium, the causative agent of human urinary schistosomiasis. Microsatellites were tested using 32 snails from four populations collected from Pemba and Unguja islands of Zanzibar. The microsatellite loci displayed relatively low levels of variation, with between two and five alleles per locus. F-ST estimates indicate that gene flow is low, as has previously been suggested for other species of Bulinus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume3
Issue number1
Early online date20 Jan 2003
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

Fingerprint

Bulinus
Gastropoda
Tanzania
Snails
Fresh Water
Microsatellite Repeats
snail
schistosomiasis
intermediate host
Indian Ocean Islands
Schistosomiasis haematobia
Schistosoma haematobium
gene flow
allele
Gene Flow
Africa South of the Sahara
Islands
Genes
Alleles
Population

Keywords

  • Bulinus globosus
  • East Africa
  • freshwater snails
  • genetic markers
  • microsatellite
  • schistosomiasis
  • water snail

Cite this

Emery, A. M., Loxton, N. J., Stothard, R., Jones, C. S., Spinks, J., Llewellyn-Hughes, J., ... Rollinson, D. (2003). Microsatellites in the freshwater snail Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda : Planorbidae) from Zanzibar. Molecular Ecology Notes, 3(1), 108-110. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00368.x

Microsatellites in the freshwater snail Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda : Planorbidae) from Zanzibar. / Emery, A M ; Loxton, N J ; Stothard, R ; Jones, Catherine Sue; Spinks, J ; Llewellyn-Hughes, J ; Noble, Leslie Robert; Rollinson, D .

In: Molecular Ecology Notes, Vol. 3, No. 1, 03.2003, p. 108-110.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emery, AM, Loxton, NJ, Stothard, R, Jones, CS, Spinks, J, Llewellyn-Hughes, J, Noble, LR & Rollinson, D 2003, 'Microsatellites in the freshwater snail Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda : Planorbidae) from Zanzibar', Molecular Ecology Notes, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 108-110. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00368.x
Emery, A M ; Loxton, N J ; Stothard, R ; Jones, Catherine Sue ; Spinks, J ; Llewellyn-Hughes, J ; Noble, Leslie Robert ; Rollinson, D . / Microsatellites in the freshwater snail Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda : Planorbidae) from Zanzibar. In: Molecular Ecology Notes. 2003 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 108-110.
@article{276b1f51af1e4a6fbb2c365dae51c6a7,
title = "Microsatellites in the freshwater snail Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda : Planorbidae) from Zanzibar",
abstract = "Six microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized in Butinus globosus, a freshwater snail with a wide distribution throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Bulinus globosus is an intermediate host of Schistosoma haematobium, the causative agent of human urinary schistosomiasis. Microsatellites were tested using 32 snails from four populations collected from Pemba and Unguja islands of Zanzibar. The microsatellite loci displayed relatively low levels of variation, with between two and five alleles per locus. F-ST estimates indicate that gene flow is low, as has previously been suggested for other species of Bulinus.",
keywords = "Bulinus globosus, East Africa, freshwater snails, genetic markers, microsatellite, schistosomiasis, water snail",
author = "Emery, {A M} and Loxton, {N J} and R Stothard and Jones, {Catherine Sue} and J Spinks and J Llewellyn-Hughes and Noble, {Leslie Robert} and D Rollinson",
year = "2003",
month = "3",
doi = "10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00368.x",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
pages = "108--110",
journal = "Molecular Ecology Notes",
issn = "1471-8278",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Microsatellites in the freshwater snail Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda : Planorbidae) from Zanzibar

AU - Emery, A M

AU - Loxton, N J

AU - Stothard, R

AU - Jones, Catherine Sue

AU - Spinks, J

AU - Llewellyn-Hughes, J

AU - Noble, Leslie Robert

AU - Rollinson, D

PY - 2003/3

Y1 - 2003/3

N2 - Six microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized in Butinus globosus, a freshwater snail with a wide distribution throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Bulinus globosus is an intermediate host of Schistosoma haematobium, the causative agent of human urinary schistosomiasis. Microsatellites were tested using 32 snails from four populations collected from Pemba and Unguja islands of Zanzibar. The microsatellite loci displayed relatively low levels of variation, with between two and five alleles per locus. F-ST estimates indicate that gene flow is low, as has previously been suggested for other species of Bulinus.

AB - Six microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized in Butinus globosus, a freshwater snail with a wide distribution throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Bulinus globosus is an intermediate host of Schistosoma haematobium, the causative agent of human urinary schistosomiasis. Microsatellites were tested using 32 snails from four populations collected from Pemba and Unguja islands of Zanzibar. The microsatellite loci displayed relatively low levels of variation, with between two and five alleles per locus. F-ST estimates indicate that gene flow is low, as has previously been suggested for other species of Bulinus.

KW - Bulinus globosus

KW - East Africa

KW - freshwater snails

KW - genetic markers

KW - microsatellite

KW - schistosomiasis

KW - water snail

U2 - 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00368.x

DO - 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00368.x

M3 - Article

VL - 3

SP - 108

EP - 110

JO - Molecular Ecology Notes

JF - Molecular Ecology Notes

SN - 1471-8278

IS - 1

ER -