Conservation Genetics

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Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci from Yellowcheek (Elopichthys bambusa)

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Nine yellowcheek (Elopichthys bambusa) microsatellite loci were isolated using the fast isolation by AFLP of sequences containing repeats (FIASCO) protocol. Three to eight alleles per locus were detected in 29 samples collected from five populations of E. bambusa. The mean number of alleles was 5.6 ± 1.9 and the level of observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.415 to 0.843. These are the first microsatellite loci characterized from E. bambusa that can be used for estimating genetic diversity, population structure and parentage analysis.


Elopichthys bambusa FIASCO Microsatellites 



This research is funded by the State Key Basic Research Project of China (973 project) (No. 2009CB118706), and the Modern Agriculture Industry Technology System Construction Projects titled as—Staple Freshwater Fishes Industry Technology System (no. 2060302).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Fisheries, Key Lab of Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation and Utilization, Ministry of Agriculture, Key Lab of Agricultural Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction of Ministry of EducationHuazhong Agricultural UniversityWuhanChina

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