Nine microsatellite loci developed from the octocoral, Paragorgia arborea

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Abstract

Paragorgia arborea, or bubblegum coral, occurs in continental slope habitats worldwide, which are increasingly threatened by human activities such as energy development and fisheries practices. From 101 putative loci screened, nine microsatellite markers were developed from samples taken from Baltimore canyon in the western North Atlantic Ocean. The number of alleles ranged from two to thirteen per locus and each displayed equilibrium. These nuclear resources will help further research on population connectivity in threatened coral species where mitochondrial markers are known to lack fine-scale genetic diversity.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Nine microsatellite loci developed from the octocoral, Paragorgia arborea
Series title Conservation Genetics Resources
DOI 10.1007/s12686-015-0457-z
Volume 7
Issue 3
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Leetown Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 771
Last page 772
Country United States
Other Geospatial Baltimore Canyon
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