Cross-species Amplification of Scallop Microsatellites in the Family Pectinidae
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages: 55-59
Received: Sep. 3, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 24, 2019; Published: Nov. 7, 2019
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Min Hui, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China; Center for Ocean Mega-Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
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In the present study, 103 microsatellite markers were selected for cross-species amplification in four marine economic scallop species (Argopecten irradians, Chlamys farreri, Chlamys nobilis, and Mizuhopecten yessoensis) belonging to the family Pectinidae. As a result, in the 72 markers originated from C. farreri, 12 showed amplification products in C. nobilis, 12 in A. irradians and 11 in M. yessoensis. In the 12 markers developed from M. yessoensis, four markers could be amplified successfully in A. irradians, three in C. farreri, and one in C. nobilis. In the nine markers isolated from C. nobilis, two markers could be cross-amplified in A. irradians and one in M. yessoensis, but no marker was likely to be useful in C. farreri. In the nine markers of A. irradians, one marker was potentially workable for C. farreri, one in M. yessoensis, but none in C. nobilis. When the microsatellites were cross-species amplified, most of the PCR products showed low yield and ambiguous bands, while the numbers of alleles also decreased. Finally, three markers (CFMS016, CFCD131 and CFE04) were revealed to be successfully transferred among the four species providing candidate markers for ecological study of scallops, while most of the other markers were unique for one species with poor cross-species amplification, which might be useful for species identification.
Cross-amplification, Genetic Marker, Scallop, Species Identification, Simple Sequence Repeats
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Min Hui, Cross-species Amplification of Scallop Microsatellites in the Family Pectinidae, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2019, pp. 55-59. doi: 10.11648/j.eeb.20190404.12
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