Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 611–618

Discovery and characterization of novel genetic markers for coastal cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii)

Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/s12686-013-9863-2

Cite this article as:
Pritchard, V.L. & Garza, J.C. Conservation Genet Resour (2013) 5: 611. doi:10.1007/s12686-013-9863-2


Coastal cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii), native to the west coast of North America, has declined over much of its range. Population genetic studies can aid conservation, but few suitable markers have been available. We describe 62 novel single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers variable in coastal cutthroat trout. We additionally show that 22 SNPs previously identified in other taxa are also polymorphic in the subspecies. These 84 SNP assays are the first to be developed for coastal cutthroat trout and will be a useful tool in coastal cutthroat trout management.


Single nucleotide polymorphismCoastal cutthroat troutOncorhynchus clarkii

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service and University of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland