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Characterization and isolation of DNA microsatellite primers in the cardinalfish (Apogon doederleini)

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  • VANESSA MILLER-SIMS,

    1. Boston University Marine Program, Woods Hole, MA 02543–1015, USA, †School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University, Queensland, Qld 4811, Australia,
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  • JELLE ATEMA,

    1. Boston University Marine Program, Woods Hole, MA 02543–1015, USA, †School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University, Queensland, Qld 4811, Australia,
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  • MICHAEL J. KINGSFORD,

    1. Boston University Marine Program, Woods Hole, MA 02543–1015, USA, †School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University, Queensland, Qld 4811, Australia,
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  • GABRIELE GERLACH

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    1. Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543–1015, USA
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Gabriele Gerlach. Fax: + 1 (508) 289 7120; E-mail: ggerlach@mbl.edu

Abstract

Proper management of reef areas depends greatly on understanding the degree of dispersal of each species involved. The larvae of most reef fishes disperse from the natal reef before or soon after hatching and return to the reef environment after a pre-settlement stage of several days to weeks. We characterized eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for the cardinal fish Apogon doederleini to study the spatial scale of connectivity of populations of different reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

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