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Novel microsatellites from the green swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii) also display polymorphism in guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

Yue, G-H and Orbán, L. (2004) Novel microsatellites from the green swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii) also display polymorphism in guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Molecular Ecology Notes, 4 (3). pp. 474-476.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00675.x
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Abstract

The green swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii; Poeciliidae) is a popular ornamental freshwater fish species. Fourteen microsatellites were isolated from a green swordtail genomic library enriched for CA-repeats. Thirteen microsatellites were polymorphic in green swordtail; interestingly four of them were tetranucleotide-type. Cross-species amplification showed that 10 of the 14 microsatellites were polymorphic in guppy (Poecilia reticulata; Poeciliidae) as well. No significant directional difference of allele length was seen between the two species at any of the loci tested.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30259
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