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Characterisation of thirteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for the red sea urchin Heliocidaris tuberculata (Lamarck, 1816) developed using a 454-sequencing approach

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Gall, ML and Pymer, P and Edgar, G and Byrne, M and Holmes, SP, Characterisation of thirteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for the red sea urchin Heliocidaris tuberculata (Lamarck, 1816) developed using a 454-sequencing approach, Conservation Genetics Resources, 6, (1) pp. 237-239. ISSN 1877-7252 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Springer Science Business+Media Dordrecht

DOI: doi:10.1007/s12686-013-0069-4

Abstract

The sea urchin Heliocidaris tuberculata, is valued by commercial fisheries because of the high quality of its roe. Declines in abundance following a peak in the Australian fishery around the millennium, suggests that recruitment and hence the subsequent recovery of populations in this species, may be low. Despite this, because of its high commercial value the species continues to be exploited with little knowledge of sources and sinks for recruits between populations. Following nuclear microsatellite identification using a 454-sequencing approach, a set of 13 novel markers were optimised for H. tuberculata. The loci show clear banding patterns, with 214 alleles per locus and observed heterozygosity values ranging from 0.12 to 0.73. These markers will be used to assess genetic diversity and connectivity between populations across the geographical range of the species.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate Biology
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - Wild Caught not elsewhere classified
Author:Edgar, G (Professor Graham Edgar)
ID Code:100277
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-05-08
Last Modified:2015-08-25
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