Isolation and characterization of 149 novel microsatellite DNA markers for striped bass, Morone saxatilis, and cross-species amplification in white bass, Morone chrysops, and their hybrid

Authors


C. R. Couch, Fax: 9195152698; E-mail: crcouch@unity.ncsu.edu

Abstract

To support detailed genetic analysis of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and white bass (Morone chrysops), we isolated 153 microsatellite loci from repeat-enriched striped bass DNA libraries. Of these, 147 markers amplified in striped bass (average 4.7 alleles per locus) and 133 in white bass (average 2.2 alleles per locus). One hundred twenty-two markers amplified in their hybrid. Development of new microsatellite markers will facilitate evaluations of genetic structure in wild populations and will support pedigree analysis and linkage mapping for selective breeding.

Ancillary