Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci in Ifremeria nautilei, a chemoautotrophic gastropod from deep-sea hydrothermal vents

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ifremeria nautilei is deep-sea provannid gastropod endemic to hydrothermal vents at southwest Pacific back-arc spreading centers. Twelve, selectively neutral and unlinked polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed for this species. Three loci deviated significantly from Hardy-Weinberg expectations. Average observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.719 to 0.906 (mean H O = 0.547, SD = 0.206). Three of the 12 loci cross-amplified in two species of Alviniconcha (Provannidae) that co-occur with I. nautilei at Pacific vent habitats. Microsatellites developed for I. nautilei are being deployed to study connectivity among populations of this species colonizing geographically discrete back-arc basin vent systems. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thaler, AD; Zelnio, K; Jones, R; Carlsson, J; van Dover, CL; Schultz, TF

Published Date

  • December 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 101 - 103

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1877-7260

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1877-7252

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12686-010-9174-9

Citation Source

  • Scopus