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Keywords:

  • expressed sequence tag;
  • genic microsatellite DNA;
  • Haliotis discusa hannai;
  • Pacific abalone

Abstract

Fifteen polymorphic genic microsatellite DNA markers were developed based on the expressed sequence tags of Pacific abalone Haliotis discus hannai we ourselves generated, which were used to type 32 individuals representing a cultured population. The number of alleles each locus ranged from two to 12. The observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.094 to 0.969 and from 0.091 to 0.878, respectively. Among 15 loci, four were found to deviate significantly from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium (PHW < 0.001). No linkage disequilibrium was found between these loci. It is certain that these markers will facilitate the management and exploitation of the genetic resource of Pacific abalone.