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Newly Developed Microsatellite Markers of Mystus nemurus Tested for Cross-Species Amplification in Two Distantly Related Aquacultured Catfish Species
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Newly Developed Microsatellite Markers of Mystus nemurus Tested for Cross-Species Amplification in Two Distantly Related Aquacultured Catfish Species
Chan, S.C.; Tan, S.G.; Siraj, S.S.; Yusoff, K.;
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The work reported here is an attempt to explore the possibility of DNA microsatellite loci transfer (cross-species amplification) to other economically important aquacultured catfish species other than its source species. A total of 25 new microsatellite loci developed for riverine catfish, Mystus nemurus were successfully cross-amplified in two distantly related catfish species within the suborder Siluroidei. Five out of the 19 loci that successfully cross-amplified in Pangasius micronemus were polymorphic, while for Clarias batrachus, cross-amplification was successful using 17 polymorphic loci. The observed heterozygosities were high for all the three catfishes. The results indicated that microsatellite loci could be as polymorphic in non-source species as in the source species.
Microsatellites;Cross-species Amplification;Mystus nemurus;Pangasius micronemus;Clarias batrachus;
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