Eleven new microsatellites of the sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.)


Dimitry Chistiakov. Fax: +32 16 324575; Email: dimitry.chistyakov@bio.kuleuven.ac.be


Eleven polymorphic microsatellites were isolated from the sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, using a microsatellite enrichment protocol and selective hybridization with an (AC)12 probe. The loci showed different variation patterns in 21 unrelated sea bass individuals, with a mean number of alleles of 8.6 and a mean observed heterozygosity of 0.68. These microsatellite markers should be useful for population genetic analysis and biodiversity studies of sea bass.