Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 51, Issue 9, pp 738–744

Variability of microsatellite loci of Greenland cod Gadus ogac Richardson 1836: Comparison with other species of Gadus genus (Gadidae)


    • Moscow State University
  • K. I. Afanas’ev
    • Vavilov Institute of General GeneticsRussian Academy of Sciences
  • K. E. Jorstad
    • Institute of Marine Research
  • M. Storr-Paulsen
    • National Institute of Aquatic ResourcesTechnical University of Denmark
  • A. M. Orlov
    • Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
  • G. A. Rubtsova
    • Institute of Marine Research
  • T. A. Rakitskaya
    • Institute of Marine Research

DOI: 10.1134/S0032945211060087

Cite this article as:
Stroganov, A.N., Afanas’ev, K.I., Jorstad, K.E. et al. J. Ichthyol. (2011) 51: 738. doi:10.1134/S0032945211060087


Comparative analysis of variability of seven microsatellite loci—Gmo3, Gmo-G12, Gmo-G18, Gmo19, Gmo34, Gmo35 and Pgmo32—was performed for the Greenland cod Gadus ogac, Pacific cod G. macrocephalus, Atlantic cod G. morhua, and White Sea cod G. morhua marisalbi. High genetic identity was observed between the Greenland cod and Pacific cod (I = 0.9520). Pair analysis of genetic differentiation was performed on the studied microsatellite loci according to θ (analogue of FST). The Greenland cod differed significantly from the Pacific, Atlantic, and the White Sea cod; however, the differentiation level varied. The lowest value was observed for the pair Greenland cod-Pacific cod (0.123), and the highest levels were registered for the pairs Greenland cod-Atlantic cod (0.605) and Greenland cod-White Sea cod (0.535).


Greenland codmicrosatellite locitaxonomical status

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