Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in Labeo rohita and their cross-species amplification in related species

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  • P. DAS,

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    1. Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar — 751002, Orissa, India
      P. Das, Fax: +6742465407; E-mail: pdas77@hotmail.com
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  • A. BARAT,

    1. Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar — 751002, Orissa, India
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  • P. K. MEHER,

    1. Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar — 751002, Orissa, India
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  • P. P. RAY,

    1. Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar — 751002, Orissa, India
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  • D. MAJUMDAR

    1. Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar — 751002, Orissa, India
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P. Das, Fax: +6742465407; E-mail: pdas77@hotmail.com

Abstract

The major Indian carps namely rohu (Labeo rohita), catla (Catla catla), mrigal (Cirrhinus mrigala) and calbasu (Labeo calbasu) are important freshwater species of the Indian subcontinent constituting over 65% of the fish produce. In the present study, isolation of 12 microsatellite loci from rohu has been reported. Cross-species amplification in related carps and their implication in population genetic studies as well as selective breeding program were discussed.

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