Characterization of di- and tetranucleotide microsatellite markers in rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax)

M. W. Coulson, I. G. Paterson, A Green, R. Kepkay, P. Bentzen

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Twelve tetra- and di-tetra compound microsatellite loci are described for the rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax). These loci were screened among a minimum of 79 individuals and the average number of alleles per locus was 16 with an average heterozygosity of 0.86. These microsatellites are being used to examine population structure and life-history evolution among natural populations of rainbow smelt.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-944
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006



  • microsatellites
  • Osmerus mordax
  • rainbow smelt
  • tetranucleotides

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