Microsatellite Primers for the Atlantic Coastal Killifish, Fundulus Heteroclitus, with Applicability to Related Fundulus Species
The mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus), a common Atlantic coastal killifish, is a model vertebrate species for the study of molecular genetic variation in natural populations and of environmental toxicology. We report the development of a set of 20 microsatellite loci in this species. Average expected heterozygosity across all loci was 0.84 (range: 0.60-0.97), revealing a high level of variability at most loci. A survey of seven additional Fundulus species yielded one or two robust amplification products in over half (63%) of the species-primer combinations tested. Therefore, many of these loci will also prove useful in studies of other members of the genus Fundulus.
S. M. Adams et al., "Microsatellite Primers for the Atlantic Coastal Killifish, Fundulus Heteroclitus, with Applicability to Related Fundulus Species," Molecular Ecology Notes, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 275-277, Blackwell Publishing, Feb 2005.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.00898.x
Keywords and Phrases
Cyprinodontiformes; Fundulus; Fundulus catenatus; Fundulus cingulatus; Fundulus confluentus; Fundulus heteroclitus; Fundulus majalis; Fundulus olivaceus; Fundulus seminolis; Fundulus similis; Vertebrata
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