Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in the Adriatic sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii)

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  • Lorenzo Zane,

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    1. Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Padova, Via G. Colombo 3, I-35121, Padova, Italy,
      Lorenzo Zane. Fax: +39 0498276209; E-mail: lorenz@civ.bio.unipd.it
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  • Tomaso Patarnello,

    1. Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Padova, Via G. Colombo 3, I-35121, Padova, Italy,
    2. Agripolis/Facoltà di Veterinaria, Università di Padova, I-35020, Legnaro (Pd), Italy,
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  • Arne Ludwig,

    1. Institute for Zoo- and Wildlife Research, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, PostBox 601103, D-10252, Berlin, Germany,
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  • Francesco Fontana,

    1. Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Ferrara, Via L. Borsari 46, I-44100, Ferrara, Italy,
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  • Leonardo Congiu

    1. Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Ferrara, Via L. Borsari 46, I-44100, Ferrara, Italy,
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Lorenzo Zane. Fax: +39 0498276209; E-mail: lorenz@civ.bio.unipd.it

Abstract

We isolated and characterized seven polymorphic microsatellite loci from a partial genomic library of the Adriatic sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii) enriched for GATA repeats. Variability was tested in 20 specimens of this endangered species. Our data support the tetraploid condition for A. naccarii and will be useful for the investigation of the remnant genetic variability of this species as well as for genetic tagging studies.

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