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Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci markers for the barnacle Balanus amphitrite (syn. Amphibalanus amphitrite) Darwin 1854

Lookup NU author(s): Martha Robson, Dr Jeremy Thomason, Dr Kirsten Wolff

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Abstract

Balanus amphitrite is a widespread species of barnacle. It is frequently studied, and of great importance to the marine coatings industry due to its significant abundance as a fouling organism on commercial shipping. We isolated and characterized eight highly polymorphic microsatellite loci, to aid in the determination of population genetic structure within this species. All loci showed considerable genetic variation with the number of alleles ranging from two to 14. Expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.74 to 0.98.


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Author(s): Robson MA, Thomason JC, Wolff K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Molecular Ecology Resources

Year: 2009

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Pages: 368-369

ISSN (print): 1755-098X

ISSN (electronic): 1755-0998

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02412.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02412.x


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