Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 587–589 | Cite as

Single nucleotide polymorphism markers for analysis of historical and contemporary samples of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)

  • Magnus W. JacobsenEmail author
  • Camilla Christensen
  • Rikke Madsen
  • Rasmus Nygaard
  • Bjarni Jónsson
  • Kim Præbel
  • Michael M. Hansen
Technical Note


Arctic regions are predicted to experience drastic temperature increases in the future, which may impact species negatively by changing their environments and habitats. One such species is the Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus), which is an important target for local fisheries and the top predator in many freshwater systems. Here we present 53 SNPs for population genetic inferences in the species. They are tested in contemporary and historical samples and will provide a useful resource for future studies of genetic structure and for genetic monitoring of Arctic char populations.


SNPs ddRAD sequencing Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus Genetic monitoring Historical samples 



We thank the Danish Council for Independent Research, Natural Sciences for funding (Grant No. 1323-00158A to MMH).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magnus W. Jacobsen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Camilla Christensen
    • 1
  • Rikke Madsen
    • 1
  • Rasmus Nygaard
    • 2
  • Bjarni Jónsson
    • 3
  • Kim Præbel
    • 4
  • Michael M. Hansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BioscienceAarhus UniversityAarhus CDenmark
  2. 2.Greenland Institute of Natural ResourcesNuukGreenland
  3. 3.Northwest Iceland Nature Research CentreSaudárkrókurIceland
  4. 4.UiT The Arctic University of NorwayTromsøNorway

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