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Keywords:

  • cross-amplification;
  • microsatellites;
  • polymorphism;
  • Senegal sole

Abstract

Senegal sole (Solea senegalensis Kaup) is a high-value marine flatfish exploited in both fisheries and aquaculture. Here we describe the isolation of seven tetranucleotide and three dinucleotide polymorphic microsatellite loci. Characteristics of a captive broodstock and a wild population are described. Three loci displayed a significant departure from Hardy–Weinberg expectations in both populations, suggesting a substantial frequency of null alleles. The remaining seven loci were found to be in equilibrium in the wild population, whereas only four of them were in the cultured population. Cross-species amplification was successful for three loci in other five flatfishes.