Characterisation of 22 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Broadbill Swordfish, Xiphias gladius

Type Article
Date 2011-04
Language English
Author(s) Bradman H.1, Grewe P.2, Bourjea JeromeORCID3, Muths Delphine3, Appleton B.1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Melbourne, Dept Genet, Parkville, Vic 3010, Australia.
2 : CSIRO Marine & Atmospher Res, CSIRO Wealth Oceans Natl Res Flagship, Hobart, Tas 7001, Australia.
3 : IFREMER Delegat La Reunion, F-97822 Le Port, France.
Source Conservation Genetics Resources (1877-7252) (Springer), 2011-04 , Vol. 3 , N. 2 , P. 263-266
DOI 10.1007/s12686-010-9337-8
WOS© Times Cited 1
Keyword(s) Swordfish, Xiphias gladius, Microsatellite, Genetic markers
Abstract The Broadbill Swordfish is harvested by fisheries throughout the world. In order to devise more effective management strategies, we need a clear understanding of the population structure of the species. From a library of 29 tetranucleotide repeats, 22 microsatellite markers were characterised for 94 swordfish samples captured from eastern and western Australia. The number of alleles ranged from 2 to 26 and observed heterozygosity from 0.066 to 0.923. We have identified 18 microsatellites that will be valuable in the examination of swordfish population structure.
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