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Characterization of microsatellite loci from the Japanese eel Anguilla japonica

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  • Satoshi Ishikawa,

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    1. Department of Marine Bioscience, Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Nakano, Tokyo 164–8639, Japan
      Satoshi Ishikawa.
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    • Present address: Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management (MFRDMD), Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), Fisheries Garden, Chendering 21080, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. Fax: +60-9-617-4042; E-mail: seafdec@tm.net.my

  • Katsumi Tsukamoto,

    1. Department of Marine Bioscience, Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Nakano, Tokyo 164–8639, Japan
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  • Mutsumi Nishida

    1. Department of Marine Bioscience, Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Nakano, Tokyo 164–8639, Japan
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Satoshi Ishikawa.

Abstract

The Japenese eel, Anguilla japonica, is generally assumed to be composed of a single population with wide distribution range, and some genetic studies using allozyme or mitochondrial DNA methods supported this population model. However, one genetic study suggested the existence of multiple populations in this species, and thus, more detailed studies on the population structure is needed. Here we characterized a total of 11 microsatellite markers of the Japanese eel. These will serve as powerful tools for detailed population study for the Japanese eel, though two of them showed the significant departure from the Hardy–Weinberg expectations.

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