Characterization of microsatellite loci for the Amazonian rummy-nose tetra, Hemigrammus bleheri (Teleostei, Characidae)

L. B. Beheregaray*, J. Chae, N. L. Chao, A. Caccone

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Abstract

The rummy-nose tetra, Hemigrammus bleheri, is a small fish found in forest streams of the Rio Negro floodplain, central Amazonia. This species is popular in aquaria and used as an ornamental fishery resource by the riverine people from middle Rio Negro. Here we describe eight microsatellite DNA loci for rummy-nose tetras. Number of alleles and heterozygosity per locus in a sample of 30 fish ranged from five to 22 and from 0.52 to 0.96, respectively. These highly variable genetic markers provide important tools for investigating population history and identifying conservation units in rummy-nose tetras.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-537
Number of pages2
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

Keywords

  • Amazon rainforest
  • Characidae
  • Conservation genetics
  • Hemigrammus bleheri
  • Microsatellites
  • Phylogeography

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