Cross-species transfer

Development of microsatellite markers for a hard-shelled mussel, Mytilus coruscus, and cross-species transfer

J. H. Kang, Kim, Y. K., Park, J. Y., Noh, E. S., Jeong, J. E., Lee, Y. S., and Choi, T. J., Development of microsatellite markers for a hard-shelled mussel, Mytilus coruscus, and cross-species transfer, vol. 12, pp. 4009-4017, 2013.

The Korean mussel Mytilus coruscus, an endemic marine bivalve mollusk, is economically important. Its population is currently decreasing due to overexploitation and invasion of a more competitive species, Mytilus galloprovincialis. In this study, microsatellite markers for M. coruscus were developed using a cost-effective pyrosequencing technique. Among the 33,859 dinucleotide microsatellite sequences identified, 176 loci that contained more than 8 CA, CT, or AT repeats were selected for primer synthesis.

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