Microsatellite marker isolation and development for the giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)

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Abstract

We isolated and developed 18 novel microsatellite markers for the giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) and examined them for 31 individuals from Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska. These loci displayed moderate levels of allelic diversity (averaging 11 alleles per locus) and heterozygosity (averaging 65%). Seven loci deviated from Hardy–Weinberg Equilibrium (HWE) due to heterozygote deficiency for the PWS population, although deviations were not observed for all these loci in other populations, suggesting the PWS population is not in mutation-drift equilibrium. These novel microsatellite loci yielded sufficient genetic diversity for potential use in population genetics, individual identification, and parentage studies.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Microsatellite marker isolation and development for the giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)
Series title Conservation Genetics Resources
DOI 10.1007/s12686-011-9588-z
Volume 4
Issue 3
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description 4 p.
First page 545
Last page 548
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N