I have just submitted an update to diveRsity to CRAN. In this version you will find a handy new function, microPlexer, which launches a shiny web app, allowing you to design high-throughput microsatellite multiplexes based on locus size ranges and fluorophore technology. With the aid of ggplot2 and some modified code from Whinston Chang's excellent website, these multiplex groups can be visualised for downstream PCR tests.
Kevin Keenan is currently working towards a PhD in population and evolutionary genetics. His general research interests include; small scale intraspecific genetic divergence, speciation and phylogeography.
Uncle Mick is currently reading genetics at the University of Manchester. His interests include; the role of non-coding RNA in regulatory processes, molecular processes associated with sequencing technology, and the interactions between genotype and phenotype.