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Development and characterization of microsatellite markers in the gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus)

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Twenty one microsatellite markers were isolated from two enriched genomic libraries of the gray triggerfish, Balistes capriscus. The number of alleles detected varied between 4 and 27, and expected heterozygosity estimates ranged from 0.502 to 0.967 (n = 35). Genotypic proportions conformed to Hardy–Weinberg expectations for all but two of the loci. The microsatellite markers developed in this work will be precious to conservation genetics studies of the gray triggerfish.

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We thank Mark A. Renshaw for advice on enrichment protocols. We also thank personnel of the National Marine Fisheries Service Mississippi laboratory, Captain L. Maiolatesi and J. Franks for assistance with collection of gray triggerfish specimens. This work was supported by the National Marine Fisheries Service MARFIN award # NA09NMF4330150. Views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect views of the sponsors.

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Antoni, L., Saillant, E.A. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers in the gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus). Conservation Genet Resour 4, 629–631 (2012).

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