, Volume 2, Issue 1 Supplement, pp 389-391
Date: 03 Jul 2010

Characterization of 18 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the western rock lobster Panulirus cygnus

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Abstract

We describe the isolation and development of 18 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the western rock lobster Panulirus cygnus (Decapoda: Palinuridae). The loci were tested in 37 individuals from a single population situated near the centre of the species’ distribution. No evidence of linkage disequilibrium was detected between any pair of loci. However, seven loci showed significant departures from Hardy–Weinberg expectations. The number of alleles per locus ranged from three to 31.