Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the Caribbean seagrass Thalassia testudinum Banks ex König

Authors

  • JENT KORNELIS VAN DIJK,

    1. Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Unidad Académica Puerto Morelos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 1152, Cancún 77500, Quintana Roo, México,
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  • MICHELLE WAYCOTT,

    1. School Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia,
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  • BRIGITTA I. VAN TUSSENBROEK,

    1. Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Unidad Académica Puerto Morelos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 1152, Cancún 77500, Quintana Roo, México,
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  • JOOP OUBORG

    1. Department of Ecology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Tournooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Jent Kornelis van Dijk, Fax: +52 9988710138; E-mail: jent@mar.icmyl.unam.mx

Abstract

We isolated 14 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the western Atlantic tropical seagrass, Thalassia testudinum, using two different enrichment procedures. Polymorphism was screened among samples from Mexico and Panama. Allelic diversity varied between three and 17 alleles per locus, and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.271 to 0.859.

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