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Keywords:

  • fish body mucus;
  • fish buccal cells;
  • Nondestructive

Abstract

A rapid, nondestructive, reproducible and cheap DNA extraction method from body mucus and buccal cells of northern pike and brown trout is described. Buccal cells and body mucus were sampled on FTA Cards; the captured DNA was used directly for microsatellite and polymerase chain reaction–restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR–RFLP) analyses. A complete concordance with control DNA was found. The genotyping error rate for microsatellite ranged from 1.9% to 3.3% for the northern pike and brown trout, respectively. This methodology, using for the first time these materials as a fish DNA source, combines speed of sampling and processing, with a twofold to a threefold time and costs saving.