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Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the marine invader Microcosmus squamiger (Ascidiacea)

Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the marine invader Microcosmus squamiger (Ascidiacea)
Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the marine invader Microcosmus squamiger (Ascidiacea)
The ascidian Microcosmus squamiger is native to Australia and has recently spread worldwide. It has become a pest in some littoral communities within its introduced range. An enriched genomic library of M. squamiger resulted in a total of eight polymorphic loci that were genotyped in 20 individuals from a population within its introduced range, and 20 individuals more from a native population. The mean number of alleles per locus was 5.33 and mean observed heterozygosity was 0.432. No significant linkage disequilibrium was found among loci pairs. Significant genetic differentiation was observed between populations.
ascidian, biological invasion, microcosmus squamiger, microsatellites, population structure
1755-098X
1405-1407
Rius, Marc
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Turon, Xavier
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Pascual, Marta
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Rius, Marc
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Turon, Xavier
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Pascual, Marta
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Rius, Marc, Turon, Xavier and Pascual, Marta (2008) Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the marine invader Microcosmus squamiger (Ascidiacea) Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, (6), pp. 1405-1407. (doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02311.x).

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The ascidian Microcosmus squamiger is native to Australia and has recently spread worldwide. It has become a pest in some littoral communities within its introduced range. An enriched genomic library of M. squamiger resulted in a total of eight polymorphic loci that were genotyped in 20 individuals from a population within its introduced range, and 20 individuals more from a native population. The mean number of alleles per locus was 5.33 and mean observed heterozygosity was 0.432. No significant linkage disequilibrium was found among loci pairs. Significant genetic differentiation was observed between populations.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 29 October 2008
Published date: November 2008
Keywords: ascidian, biological invasion, microcosmus squamiger, microsatellites, population structure
Organisations: Ocean Biochemistry & Ecosystems

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Local EPrints ID: 354686
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/354686
ISSN: 1755-098X
PURE UUID: 484337f5-47d6-4d81-a154-74e608c07da5

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:53

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Author: Marc Rius
Author: Xavier Turon
Author: Marta Pascual

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