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Keywords:

  • Patinopecten caurinus;
  • single nucleotide polymorphism;
  • weathervane scallop

Abstract

We describe 27 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in a commercially important bivalve, the weathervane scallop (Patinopecten caurinus), identified using a targeted-gene approach. We further characterize 12 of these using 5′-nuclease and allele-specific PCR assays. Polymorphisms were identified in both mitochondrial and nuclear genes. These are the first SNPs developed for delineating population structure in the weathervane scallop and will provide a useful complement to currently available genetic markers.