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Keywords:

  • echinoderm;
  • microsatellite;
  • primers;
  • sea urchin;
  • Strongylocentrotus spp

Abstract

We present six dinucleotide repeats that were developed and characterized in Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis and also tested in S. purpuratus. Four of these loci are polymorphic in S. droebachiensis (13–20 alleles, N= 100) and five are polymorphic in S. purpuratus (5–12 alleles, N= 10). We are currently using these markers to investigate the population substructure of shallow water populations of S. droebachiensis in the north Atlantic.