Isolation and characterization of nine microsatellite markers for the red alga Corallina officinalis

Ana I. Tavares, Katy R. Nicastro, Regina Kolzenburg, Federica Ragazzola, Rita Jacinto, Gerardo I Zardi

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Abstract

We report the development of nine polymorphic microsatellite markers for Corallina officinalis (Linnaeus, 1758), a calcifying intertidal red alga and important ecosystem engineer spread along the North East Atlantic. Characterization and analysis of loci were made using 15 individuals of C. officinalis from populations in Iceland and the UK. The average number of alleles per locus was 3.78 (range 2–6) and mean of gene diversity was 0.58 (range 0.38–0.77). The set of microsatellites developed here will provide a useful molecular tool for population genetic and conservation studies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Biology Reports
Early online date8 Sep 2018
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Publication statusEarly online - 8 Sep 2018

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