Conservation Genetics

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 1231–1233 | Cite as

Polymorphic microsatellite loci for population studies of Bullacta exarata

  • Shu-Liang Wang
  • Dong-Hong Niu
  • Ming-Jing Jia
  • Jia-Le Li
Technical note


Nine polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized from an AC-enriched genomic library of Bullacta exarata. They were polymorphic in 30 individuals from Qidong in Jiangsu Province, China. The number of alleles per polymorphic loci varied from 7 to 14 and the values of observed heterozygosity and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.2593 to 0.9667 and from 0.7090 to 0.9164, respectively. Six of the nine microsatellites conformed to Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium, and inherited independently. These informative microsatellite markers will be useful in studies of population genetic structure for this species.


Bullacta exarata Microsatellite Genetic diversity 



This study was supported by grants from ‘863’ Hi-tech research and development program of China (2006 AA10 A410).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shu-Liang Wang
    • 1
  • Dong-Hong Niu
    • 1
  • Ming-Jing Jia
    • 1
  • Jia-Le Li
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Aquatic Genetic Resources and Their UtilizationMinistry of AgricultureShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Exploration and Utilization of Aquatic Genetic ResourcesMinistry of EducationShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Aquaculture Division, E-Institute of Shanghai UniversitiesShanghai Ocean UniversityShanghaiChina

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