Genotyping of archival Atlantic salmon scales frorn northern Quebec and West Greenland using novel PCR primers for degraded mtDNA

D Knox, K Lehmann, DG Reddin, E Verspoor

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PCR primers were successfully designed to amplify small ND1 gene fragments for RFLP genotyping of degraded Atlantic salmon Salmo salar mtDNA. Analysis of archival scales with these primers, when existing primer sets failed, show Atlantic salmon from the George River, Quebec, to include European haplotypes and those from the Kapisidlit River, West Greenland, to be fixed for a European haplotype characteristic of Baltic populations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-270
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002


  • salmonids
  • PCR primers
  • archival mtDNA
  • phylogeography

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