Research Article

Isolation and characterization of novel polymorphic microsatellite markers for Epinephelus akaara

Published: October 29, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (4) : 13663-13666 DOI: 10.4238/2015.October.28.28

Abstract

In the present study, ten novel microsatellite markers were developed from an enriched-(CA)13 genomic library of Epinephelus akaara. The mean number of alleles per locus was 21.6, with a range of 12 to 33. Observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.767 to 0.967, and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.831 to 0.975, with mean values of 0.877 and 0.923, respectively. Among the ten loci, three loci deviated from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium after sequential Bonferroni’s correction. These polymorphic microsatellite markers may be useful for studies on the population genetics of E. akaara.

In the present study, ten novel microsatellite markers were developed from an enriched-(CA)13 genomic library of Epinephelus akaara. The mean number of alleles per locus was 21.6, with a range of 12 to 33. Observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.767 to 0.967, and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.831 to 0.975, with mean values of 0.877 and 0.923, respectively. Among the ten loci, three loci deviated from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium after sequential Bonferroni’s correction. These polymorphic microsatellite markers may be useful for studies on the population genetics of E. akaara.