Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 381–383 | Cite as

Development and characterization of 24 novel tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in green abalone Haliotis fulgens

  • Adriana Max-Aguilar
  • Adrian Munguia-Vega
  • Noé Díaz-Viloria
  • Ricardo Perez-Enriquez
Microsatellite Letters


Twenty-four new tetranucleotide microsatellite loci, obtained by 454 pyrosequencing, were found in the green abalone Haliotis fulgens. Genetic diversity ranged from 6 to 27 alleles per locus with 0.653–0.912 expected heterozygosity. This provides polymorphic markers for population genetics and parentage analysis focusing on the management and conservation of this species. Cross-amplification in H. corrugata and H. rufescens showed polymorphism in five and four loci, respectively.


Population decline Population genetics Paternity assignment Species of concern Self-recruitment Genetic markers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriana Max-Aguilar
    • 1
  • Adrian Munguia-Vega
    • 2
    • 3
  • Noé Díaz-Viloria
    • 4
  • Ricardo Perez-Enriquez
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR)La PazMexico
  2. 2.Coordinación de Ciencia PANGASComunidad y BiodiversidadGuaymasMexico
  3. 3.Conservation Genetics Laboratory, School of Natural Resources and the EnvironmentUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  4. 4.Instituto Politécnico Nacional-Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias MarinasLa PazMexico

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