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We examined the efficiency of direct sequencing of pooled DNA for developing common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and its accuracy for estimating allele frequencies. A pool of 200 control DNAs was established and was used for developing SNPs and estimating minor allele frequencies (MAF). The sensitivity of the pooled DNA method for successfully detecting an SNP with an MAF >0. ... more

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Chinese sturgeon Acipenser sinensis; Hepatic lipase; Lipoprotein lipase; Mitochondrial control region; Performance on formulated diet; Single nucleotide polymorphism

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