Conservation Genetics

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 1235–1237

Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for the jack mackerel (Trachurus murphyi Nichols, 1920)

  • Cristian B. Canales-Aguirre
  • Sandra Ferrada
  • Ricardo Galleguillos
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Abstract

Eight microsatellite loci were developed for the jack mackerel (Trachurus murphyi), a fish of significant commercial importance in the Southeast Pacific. Genetic variation at these loci was examined in 15 samples from the locality of Talcahuano (Chile). All eight were highly polymorphic, with a number of alleles per locus ranging from 4 to 22 and an observed heterozygosity from 0.429 to 1. These markers will be useful to address issues of population genetics, ecology, conservation and fisheries management related to that species.

Keywords

Population genetics Fishery management Jurel Trachurus murphyi Southeast Pacific 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristian B. Canales-Aguirre
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sandra Ferrada
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ricardo Galleguillos
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Genética y Acuicultura, Departamento de OceanografíaUniversidad de ConcepciónCasilla 160-CChile
  2. 2.Programa de Doctorado en Sistemática y Biodiversidad, Departamento de ZoologíaUniversidad de ConcepciónCasilla 160-CChile

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