Research Article

Isolation and characterization of novel polymorphic microsatellite loci in large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea)

Published: August 14, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (3) : 9437-9440 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2015.August.14.7
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(2015). Isolation and characterization of novel polymorphic microsatellite loci in large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea). Genet. Mol. Res. 14(3): gmr5680. https://doi.org/10.4238/2015.August.14.7
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Abstract

The large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea) is one of the largest marine net-cage cultured species in the oceans around China. In the present study, we isolated and characterized 13 polymorphic microsatellite markers from genomic libraries of L. crocea. Loci were screened for 10 wild specimens from 2 sites in southeast of China. All loci were polymorphic. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 21. The expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.233 to 0.838 and observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.527 to 0.935. Eleven loci were highly informative (polymorphic information content >0.5). Significant deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was observed at 3 loci after Bonferroni’s correction. The microsatellite loci may be valuable tools for studying the genetic diversity and genetic structure for conservation planning of the fish.

The large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea) is one of the largest marine net-cage cultured species in the oceans around China. In the present study, we isolated and characterized 13 polymorphic microsatellite markers from genomic libraries of L. crocea. Loci were screened for 10 wild specimens from 2 sites in southeast of China. All loci were polymorphic. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 21. The expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.233 to 0.838 and observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.527 to 0.935. Eleven loci were highly informative (polymorphic information content >0.5). Significant deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was observed at 3 loci after Bonferroni’s correction. The microsatellite loci may be valuable tools for studying the genetic diversity and genetic structure for conservation planning of the fish.