Research Article

Isolation and characterization of novel polymorphic microsatellite loci in Perinereis aibuhitensis

Published: February 19, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(1): gmr7144 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15017144
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(2016). Isolation and characterization of novel polymorphic microsatellite loci in Perinereis aibuhitensis. Genet. Mol. Res. 15(1): gmr7144. https://doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15017144
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Abstract

Perinereis aibuhitensis is a commercially and ecologically important intertidal worm. In this study, eight polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated in this species for the first time, and a wild population was used to estimate the properties of these loci. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 6 to 20, and the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.375 to 0.875 and from 0.590 to 0.946, respectively. These microsatellite loci will act as effective markers for related P. aibuhitensis studies, and the data will be helpful for the rational exploitation and conservation of this species.

Perinereis aibuhitensis is a commercially and ecologically important intertidal worm. In this study, eight polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated in this species for the first time, and a wild population was used to estimate the properties of these loci. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 6 to 20, and the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.375 to 0.875 and from 0.590 to 0.946, respectively. These microsatellite loci will act as effective markers for related P. aibuhitensis studies, and the data will be helpful for the rational exploitation and conservation of this species.

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