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Microsatellite markers from a commercially important South-east Asian cyprinid, the silver barb (Barbodes gonionotus Bleeker)

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  • S. K. J. McConnell,

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    1. School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK,
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  • D. O. F. Skibinski,

    1. School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK,
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  • G. C. Mair

    1. School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK,
    2. DFID Fish Genetics Program at AIT, Aquaculture & Aquatic Resources Management (AARM), Asian Institute of Technology, PO Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
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S. K. J. McConnell. Fax: + 44 (0) 1792 295447; E-mail: s.k.mcconnell@swansea.ac.uk

Abstract

Barbodes gonionotus (Puntius gonionotus/javanicus, Bleeker) is a cyprinid fish, endemic to South-east Asia and is of great importance in both wild fisheries and in aquaculture in the region. It is a common to dominant species in the middle and lower stretches of medium and large rivers. Five highly polymorphic microsatellite loci are described (HO = 0.7–0.9, number of alleles per locus = 10–37), which will be of use both in population genetic studies and for the assessment of true effective breeding population sizes in aquaculture stocks.

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