A set of microsatellite DNA markers for the one-lined pencilfish Nannostomus unifasciatus, an Amazonian flooded forest fish

L. B. Beheregaray*, T. S. Schwartz, L. M. Möller, D. Call, N. L. Chao, A. Caccone

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    Abstract

    The one-lined pencilfish Nannostomus unifasciatus is a small fish from the flooded forests of the Amazon basin. Pencilfish are popular in aquaria and are used as ornamental fishery resource by riverine communities from central Amazonia. Here we report a set of nine microsatellite loci for N. unifasciatus. Number of alleles and heterozygosity per locus in a sample of 30 pencilfish ranged from 4 to 19 and from 0.39 to 0.86, respectively. These markers will prove useful to investigate population genetic structure, identify conservation units, and to conduct phylogeographical reconstructions in pencilfish from the flooded forests of Amazonia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)333-335
    Number of pages3
    JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
    Volume4
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2004

    Keywords

    • Amazon rain forest
    • Conservation genetics
    • Lebiasinidae
    • Microsatellites
    • Nannostomus unifasciatus
    • Phylogeography

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