Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2012

Publication Title

Journal of Fish Biology

Keywords

Atlantic, Billfish, Istiophoridae, Population genetics, Primer sequence

ISSN

0022-1112

Volume

81

Issue/No.

5

First Page

1781

Last Page

1786

Abstract

Eleven novel polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed and characterized for the recently validated roundscale spearfish Tetrapturus georgii. Characterization of these markers, based on 35 roundscale spearfish from the western North Atlantic, revealed two to 21 alleles per locus with an average expected heterozygosity (HE) of 0·09–0·94, and all loci conformed to Hardy–Weinberg expectations. Cross-amplification of these 11 loci against all other eight known istiophorid species indicates promising prospects for the utility of these markers for istiophorids in general.

Comments

©2012 The Authors

ResearcherID

G-4080-2013

DOI

10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03442.x

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