Humphead wrasse

Development and characterization of microsatellite loci in a threatened marine fish, Cheilinus undulatus (humphead wrasse)

J. Hu, Zhu, X. P., Luo, J., Yin, S. W., Peng, Y. H., Hu, Y. L., and Zhu, F., Development and characterization of microsatellite loci in a threatened marine fish, Cheilinus undulatus (humphead wrasse), vol. 12, pp. 2633-2636, 2013.

Cheilinus undulatus (humphead wrasse) is a marine fish distributed widely throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific. It has been listed as vulnerable in the IUCN Red Data Book and in CITES Appendix II four times. Fifteen microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized for this species. The number of alleles ranged from 3 to 15 per locus, and the observed and expected heterozygosity ranged between 0.0323-0.7742 and 0.2597-0.8773, respectively. The polymorphism information content ranged from 0.2353-0.8520.

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