Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 73–75 | Cite as

Isolation and characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci for the giant clam Tridacna maxima

  • Daphné Grulois
  • Josina Tiavouane
  • Pascal Paul Dumas
  • Cécile Fauvelot
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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).


Tridacna 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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daphné Grulois
    • 1
  • Josina Tiavouane
    • 1
  • Pascal Paul Dumas
    • 2
  • Cécile Fauvelot
    • 1
  1. 1.LabEx CORAIL, UR 227 CoReUs 2Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)Noumea CedexNew Caledonia
  2. 2.UR 227 CoReUs 2, Fisheries Department of VanuatuInstitut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)Port-VilaVanuatu

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