Polymorphic microsatellites in two different species of the genus Zoogoneticus Meek, 1902 (Goodeidae, Actynopterygii)

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  • L. Boto,

    1. Dpto. Biodiversidad y Biologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional Ciencias Naturales CSIC, C/Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
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  • I. Doadrio

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    1. Dpto. Biodiversidad y Biologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional Ciencias Naturales CSIC, C/Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
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Abstract

This report describes the characterization of 13 microsatellites in Zoogoneticus tequila, a goodeid fish that is extinct in nature and exists only in captivity. We also present a preliminary survey of the variability of nine of these microsatellites in both Z. tequila and the congeneric wild species Z. quitzeoensis. Variability was found to be low in Z. tequila (three polymorphic loci with two alleles each), and highest in Z. quitzeoensis (five polymorphic loci with a mean of 4.6 alleles). These genetic markers have applications in the study and management of both species.

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