Microsatellite DNA markers for population-genetic studies of blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) and cross-specific amplification in S. japonicus

C. Y. Tang, C. H. Tzeng, C. S. Chen, T. S. Chiu

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Abstract

Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) is targeted by large-scale purse-seiners in the western North Pacific, and its stock structure is still contentious. Herein, we described 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci for blue mackerel. The number of alleles among 32 individuals surveyed ranged from five to 27 (average of 16.2 alleles per locus). Departures from Hardy-Weinberg expectation were observed at two loci. Cross-specific amplification in the congener, S. japonicus, was successful, except for one locus, revealed to be diagnostic for these congeners. These microsatellite loci will be useful tools to address queries in population genetic structure, fishery management unit and taxonomic species status in the genus Scomber.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)824-827
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blue mackerel
  • Chub mackerel
  • Cross-species amplification
  • Microsatellites
  • S. japonicus
  • Scomber australasicus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics

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