Isolation and characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci for the giant clam Tridacna maxima
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Fifteen polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed for Tridacna maxima in order to assess self-recruitment and larval dispersal within and among MPAs in New Caledonia and provide baseline data for conservation management of this species. Number of alleles varied from 5 to 25 per locus, observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.171 to 0.860 and 0.591 to 0.935 respectively. Significant deviations from HWE were detected in eight loci. Cross-amplifications were tested in five other species of Tridacnidae (T. crocea, T. squamosa, T. derasa, T. noae and Hippopus hippopus).
KeywordsTridacna crocea Tridacna noae Tridacna squamosa Microsatellite loci Marine Protected Area Paternity analyses
This work was cofunded by the BeN-Co project (ZONECO program, New Caledonia), the COMPO project (ANR, n° 2010 JCJC 1701 01) and the TriMax project (LabEx CORAIL, ANR).
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