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A strain-specific and a sex-associated STS marker for Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus, Osteoglossidae)

Yue, G-H, Ong, D., Wong, C.C., Lim, L.C. and Orbán, L. (2003) A strain-specific and a sex-associated STS marker for Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus, Osteoglossidae). Aquaculture Research, 34 (11). pp. 951-957.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2109.2003.00949.x
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Abstract

A sex-associated amplified fragment length polymorphism and a strain-specific random amplified polymorphic DNA marker were identified from Asian arowana (dragonfish; Scleropages formosus Müller & Schlegel) by screening pooled genomic DNA samples from three different strains as well as males and females respectively. Both markers were cloned, sequenced and successfully converted into sequence-tagged-site (STS) markers. The strain-specific STS marker could be applied to differentiate the Indonesian golden strain of Asian arowana from the green and blood-red strains before the stage when colours become identifiable. Individuals from the green strain could be sexed with an efficiency of 82.7% using the sex-associated STS marker. Thus, populations with preferred sex ratios can be formed without the need of rearing a large number of fish.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30265
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