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Published 2007

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Publication details

Journal : Molecular Ecology Notes , vol. 7 , p. 109–112 , 2007

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 1471-8278
Electronic : 1471-8286

Publication type : Academic article

Contributors : Nguyen, Thuy; Baranski, Matthew; Rourke, M.; McPartlan, Helen

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This study reports the isolation and characterization of microsatellite DNA markers in a
mahseer species,
Tor tambroides
(Pisces, Cyprinidae). Of a total of 14 loci evaluated, 10 were
polymorphic in
T. tambroides
samples, with an average of 2.86 alleles per locus. Deviations
from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium were observed at one locus and there was no indication
of linkage disequilibrium among loci. A high level of cross-amplification among four congeners
was achieved, with 12 loci successfully amplifying and 11 loci showing polymorphism
in at least one other species. These markers will be a useful resource for population
genetic studies and broodstock management of closely related mahseer species.