Development of microsatellite markers in the Japanese common squid Todarodes pacificus (Ommastrephidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:Y. Iwata, Lian, C. L., Sakurai, Y.
Journal:Molecular Ecology Resources
Date Published:Mar
ISBN Number:1471-8278
Accession Number:ISI:000253827300059
Keywords:Todarodes pacificus

Todarodes pacificus is an important species for commercial fisheries, but its reproductive biology has been little understood. We isolated 11 polymorphic microsatellite loci from this species. These loci provided highly polymorphic microsatellite markers with four to 26 alleles per locus. The observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.150 to 1.000, and from 0.660 to 0.974, respectively. These markers will be useful for research about the mating systems and genetic diversity of T. pacificus.

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