Isolation and characterization of new microsatellite markers in the surfclam Mactromeris polynyma
Article first published online: 22 APR 2005
Molecular Ecology Notes
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 218–219, June 2005
How to Cite
CASSISTA, M. C. and HART, M. W. (2005), Isolation and characterization of new microsatellite markers in the surfclam Mactromeris polynyma. Molecular Ecology Notes, 5: 218–219. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.00881.x
- Issue published online: 22 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 22 APR 2005
- Received 7 October 2004; revision accepted 18 November 2004
- age structure;
- population structure;
- Spisula spp.
We describe primers and amplification conditions for seven microsatellite loci that were developed and characterized in the commercially harvested surfclam Mactromeris polynyma. Five of these loci were polymorphic: we found 6 to 23 alleles per locus among 100 individuals from one population in Nova Scotia, with some large heterozygote deficits that may reflect unrecognized temporal genetic variation. We are using these markers to investigate temporal and spatial genetic structure in this species.