Characterization and PCR multiplexing of novel highly variable tetranucleotide Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) microsatellites

S Paterson, SB Piertney, D Knox, J Gilbey, E Verspoor

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Seven novel and highly variable tetranucleotide microsatellite markers, and conditions for multiplexing and simultaneous genotyping six of these in a single run, are described for Atlantic salmon. These provide a highly informative and cost-effective set of molecular markers for genetic studies on cultured and wild populations of the species. The primers sets showed cross-species amplification of appropriately sized amplified products in a number of other salmonid species and suggests the primer sets may have wider application.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-162
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


  • Atlantic salmon
  • microsatellite
  • multiplex
  • Salmo salar

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