Microsatellite cross-amplification in coccolithophores: application in population diversity studies

Iglesias-Rodriguez, M.D., Probert, I. and Batley, J. (2006) Microsatellite cross-amplification in coccolithophores: application in population diversity studies. Hereditas, 143, (2006), 90-102. (doi:10.1111/j.2006.0018-0661.01933.x).


Full text not available from this repository.


The development and isolation of microsatellites entails a significant input of time and money. Therefore there is an interest in using existing microsatellites on species from which markers have not yet been developed. Conservation of six previously identified microsatellite loci in the marine coccolithophorid species Emiliana huxleyi was found in a survey of two bloom forming coccolithophorid species –Gephyrocapsa oceanica and Coccolithus pelagicus. The number of alleles per locus varied from 1 to 8, and half of the microsatellite loci tested showed 4 or more alleles. The microsatellite markers used in this study may be applied to other coccolithophorid species for population analysis, eliminating the time-consuming, costly development of microsatellite markers for other coccolithophorid species.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.2006.0018-0661.01933.x
ISSNs: 0018-0661 (print)
Related URLs:
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
ePrint ID: 38183
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:33
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38183

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item