The pen shell, Atrina pectinata, is an economically valuable species that is widely distributed along the coastal waters of temperate and tropical areas, mainly growing in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Eight novel microsatellite loci from the genome of A. pectinata were developed using fast isolation by amplified fragment length polymorphism of sequence containing repeats. The loci were screened in 30 wild individuals.
In this study, we isolated 21 novel polymorphic microsatellite DNA loci from the pen shell Atrina pectinata using magnetic-bead hybridization enrichment. The characteristics of these loci were tested using a population of 30 individuals collected from the Penglai coast, Shandong Province. The number of alleles ranged from 2 to 13, and polymorphism information content (PIC) varied from 0.1730 to 0.8954.
The pen shell, Atrina pectinata, is a commercially important bivalve species, widely consumed in the Asian Pacific region. We identified 16 new microsatellite makers for A. pectinata using a modified fast isolation by AFLP of sequences containing repeat protocols; 27 individuals were collected from Xiamen to evaluate the degree of polymorphism. The number of polymorphic alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 11. The observed and expected heterozygosities were 0.050-0.913 and 0.049-0.869, respectively.