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Keywords:

  • Clupea;
  • herring;
  • microsatellite;
  • polymorphism;
  • population

Abstract

Fifteen polymorphic di-, tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellite markers were developed in Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) to aid in the delineation of population structure of herring in British Columbia. Twelve of the microsatellite loci were analysed in over 4000 wild herring. Expected heterozygosities ranged 0.73–0.95, and only two loci significantly deviated from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium.