Research Article

Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the gray mullet (Mugil cephalus)

Published: September 08, 2010
Genet. Mol. Res. 9 (3) : 1791-1795 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/vol9-3gmr909
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(2010). Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the gray mullet (Mugil cephalus). Genet. Mol. Res. 9(3): gmr909. https://doi.org/10.4238/vol9-3gmr909
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Abstract

Using an (AG)13 enriched genomic library of Mugil cephalus, 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and char­acterized in a test population; the number of alleles ranged from 2 to 11. The observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.2593 to 0.8966 and from 0.3047 to 0.8454, respectively. Two loci deviated from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium; linkage disequilibrium among the 12 loci was non-significant. These polymorphic micro­satellite loci will be useful for genetic diversity analysis and mole­cule-assisted breeding of the gray mullet.

Using an (AG)13 enriched genomic library of Mugil cephalus, 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and char­acterized in a test population; the number of alleles ranged from 2 to 11. The observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.2593 to 0.8966 and from 0.3047 to 0.8454, respectively. Two loci deviated from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium; linkage disequilibrium among the 12 loci was non-significant. These polymorphic micro­satellite loci will be useful for genetic diversity analysis and mole­cule-assisted breeding of the gray mullet.

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