Novel and cross-species amplifiable microsatellite markers in two Acroporaspecies

Nakajima, Yuichi, Nishikawa, Akira, Iguchi, Akira, and Sakai, Kazuhiko (2009) Novel and cross-species amplifiable microsatellite markers in two Acroporaspecies. Plankton & Benthos Research, 4 (1). pp. 38-41.

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The development of microsatellite markers specific to corals (especially those of the genus Acropora) is difficult for various reasons (e.g. the small genome size and low number of microsatellite loci within the genome). Therefore, we developed a novel microsatellite marker and also attempted to apply those developed from other coral species to investigations of our target species, Acropora digitiferaand Acroporasp. We found that six available markers, including the novel marker, could be used for these two target species, along with commonly observed repeat motifs corresponding to six microsatellite loci. These markers may be appropriate for use with other species of this genus.

Item ID: 11416
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1880-8247
Keywords: Acropora; coral; microsatellite; population genetics
Date Deposited: 28 May 2010 02:02
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060411 Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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