Development of nine microsatellite markers for Pomacentrus amboinensis

David B. Jones, Dean R. Jerry, Mark I. McCormick, Line K. Bay

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The relatively long pelagic larval duration of Pomacentrus amboinensis, a tropical fish, suggests the potential for long-distance dispersal; however, several nongenetic studies have found substantial self-recruitment at one location. To analyse patterns of connectivity of this species, primers for nine independent microsatellite loci were developed for P. amboinensis using a magnetic bead enrichment protocol. Twenty individuals from one location were analysed and observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.7 to 0.95. Eight of nine loci were in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and no evidence of linkage or null alleles were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1332-1334
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • Connectivity
  • Microsatellite primers
  • Pomacentrus amboinensis
  • Tropical fish

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