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

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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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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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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


Local EPrints ID: 354686
ISSN: 1755-098X
PURE UUID: 484337f5-47d6-4d81-a154-74e608c07da5

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2013 12:28
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:53

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

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