, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 273–280 | Cite as

Case study of microsatellite polymorphism of European perch in selected commercially important lakes of Latvia

  • Inese Kokina
  • Ilze Rubeniņa
  • Linda Bankovska
  • Ilona Mickeviča
  • Inese Gavarāne
Short Communication


Polymorphism of selected microsatellite markers was described for European perch populations of inland Lake Kala and costal Lake Babites in Latvia. The data consisted of ten microsatellite loci analysed for 90 individuals from the Lake Babites (n = 45) and the Lake Kala (n = 45). Both lakes differ in water area, connection with the Gulf of Riga (Baltic Sea), lake type, and fish species. In the Lake Kala population, the average number of alleles per locus varied from 4 to 15 and in the population of Lake Babites from 4 to 12. Low but significant genetic differentiation was detected between populations (FST = 0.046). Observed and expected heterozygosity in both lakes was similar (Kala: Ho = 0.680 and He = 0.816; Babites: Ho = 0.693 and He = 0.815). The number of unique alleles per locus was 2.3 in Lake Kala and 0.6 in Lake Babites. The present study showed relatively high polymorphism of analysed microsatellite markers.


Perca fluviatilis Microsatellite loci Genetic variation Lake Babites Lake kala Latvia 



The authors greatly appreciate the help of M. Nitcis (Daugavpils University) for map preparation.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Inese Kokina
    • 1
  • Ilze Rubeniņa
    • 2
  • Linda Bankovska
    • 1
  • Ilona Mickeviča
    • 1
  • Inese Gavarāne
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Life Sciences and Technology, Department of BiotechnologyDaugavpils UniversityDaugavpilsLatvia
  2. 2.Institute of Life Sciences and Technology, Department of EcologyDaugavpils UniversityDaugavpilsLatvia

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