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Isolation and characterization of seventeen polymorphic microsatellite loci for the tropical sea star, Linckia multifora

BJ Wainwright, IS Arlyza, SA Karl

Conservation Genetics Resources | Published : 2013

Abstract

Seventeen polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed for the tropical sea star, Linckia multifora. Microsatellite enriched genomic libraries were constructed and sequenced using Roche 454 technology. The 17 loci were characterized in 24 individuals from the Kei islands, Indonesia. Observed levels of heterozygosity ranged from 0. 29 to 1. 00 with a mean of 6. 0 alleles per locus. No pairs of loci showed evidence of significant linkage disequilibrium and four loci significantly deviated from Hardy-Weinberg expectations. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

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