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Isolation of microsatellites from two species of scleractinian coral


Miller, KJ and Howard, C, Isolation of microsatellites from two species of scleractinian coral, Molecular Ecology Notes, 4, (1) pp. 11-13. ISSN 1471-8278 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00555.x


Microsatellites were isolated from two broadcast-spawning species of scleractinian coral (Platygyra daedalea and Goniastrea favulus) from Australia's Great Barrier Reef. We found 27 microsatellites across both species, although only five loci were polymorphic in each species. Microsatellite loci displayed a wide range of diversity levels with four to 11 alleles per locus (H O = 0.26-0.91) in P. daedalea and two to seven alleles per locus (H O = 0.16-0.96) in G. favulus. Most loci showed departures from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium which may reflect nonrandom mating but may also be related to difficulties associated with coral DNA.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Genetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Miller, KJ (Dr Karen Miller)
ID Code:35009
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:44
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2007-10-17
Last Modified:2011-11-21

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