Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 935–937

Twelve new microsatellite loci for the sulphur molly (Poecilia sulphuraria) and the related Atlantic molly (P. mexicana)

  • Patrick Slattery
  • Christoph Eschenbrenner
  • Lenin Arias-Rodriguez
  • Bruno Streit
  • David Bierbach
  • Rüdiger Riesch
  • Michael Tobler
  • Markus Pfenninger
  • Barbara Feldmeyer
  • Martin Plath
  • Hannes Lerp
Technical Note

Abstract

The recent discovery of a population of highly sulphide-adapted mollies in the sulphide springs of Ojos del Azufre ‘La Gloria’, in Chiapas, Mexico has prompted various questions concerning their potential evolutionary uniqueness. Because of their phenotypic similarity they have been linked to the endemic and highly endangered sulphur molly (Poecilia sulphuraria) from the Baños del Azufre, another sulphur-spring complex in the same river system. We developed twelve new microsatellite markers from 299 sequences that contained putative microsatellite motifs from a ‘next generation’ sequencing run and applied them to P. sulphuraria from ‘La Gloria’ and the Baños del Azufre and two clear-water populations of the closely related P. mexicana.

Keywords

Extremophile fish Poeciliidae Hydrogen sulphide Mexico Microsatellites 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Slattery
    • 1
  • Christoph Eschenbrenner
    • 1
  • Lenin Arias-Rodriguez
    • 2
  • Bruno Streit
    • 1
  • David Bierbach
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Riesch
    • 3
  • Michael Tobler
    • 4
  • Markus Pfenninger
    • 5
  • Barbara Feldmeyer
    • 5
  • Martin Plath
    • 1
  • Hannes Lerp
    • 1
  1. 1.Evolutionary Ecology GroupJ.W. Goethe–University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.División Académica de Ciencias BiológicasUniversidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT)VillahermosaMexico
  3. 3.Department of Biology, W. M. Keck Center for Behavioral BiologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  4. 4.Department of ZoologyOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA
  5. 5.Molecular Ecology Group, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Goethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany

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