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Twenty-five new polymorphic microsatellites for the eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki (Actinopterygii:Poeciliidae), an invasive species in Australia

Umbers, Kate; Jennions, Michael; Gardner, Michael; Keogh, J Scott


We isolated 25 new polymorphic microsatellite markers from the eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki. Initially, 454 shotgun sequencing was used to identify 1187 loci for which primers could be designed. Of these 1187, we trialled 48 in the target species, 40 of which amplified a product of expected size. Subsequently, those 40 loci were screened for variation in 48 individuals from a single population in Canberra, Australia. Twenty loci were in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and polymorphic,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1071/ZO12095


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