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Wild and aquaculture populations of the eastern oyster compared using microsatellites

Journal of Heredity

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DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esl034

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Abstract

Five new microsatellite markers were developed for the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), and allelic variability was compared between a wild Chesapeake Bay population (James River) and a hatchery strain (DEBY???). All loci amplified readily and demonstrated allelic variability with the number of alleles ranging from 16 to 36 in the wild population and from 11 to 19 in the DEBY??? strain. Average observed and expected heterozygosities were estimated at 0.66 and 0.80 in the hatchery sample. The corresponding estimates were 0.91 and 0.75 in the wild sample. Results indicated lower genetic variability in the DEBY??? strain and significant genetic differentiation between the wild population and hatchery strain. These microsatellite loci will prove valuable for future population genetic studies and in tracking of hatchery strains used in restoration. ?? The American Genetic Association. 2006. All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Wild and aquaculture populations of the eastern oyster compared using microsatellites
Series title:
Journal of Heredity
DOI:
10.1093/jhered/esl034
Volume
97
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Heredity
First page:
595
Last page:
598