Characterization of tetranucleotide microsatellites for Rio Grande cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, and their cross-amplification in other cutthroat trout subspecies

V. L. Pritchard, K. Jones, J. L. Metcalf, A. P. Martin, P. Wilkinson, D. E. Cowley

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We describe the isolation and characterization of 12 tetranucleotide microsatellites for Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and subsequently investigate their performance in Colorado River cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticus), greenback cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii stomias) and Yellowstone cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki bouvieri). All 12 loci are polymorphic in all subspecies of O. clarkii examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-596
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2007



  • Colorado River cutthroat trout
  • Greenback cutthroat trout
  • Microsatellite
  • Oncorhynchus clarkii
  • Oncorhynchus mykiss
  • Rio Grande cutthroat trout

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