Characterization of 18 polymorphic microsatellite loci from Bathymodiolus manusensis (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) from deep-sea hydrothermal vents

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Species in the genus Bathymodiolus are mytilid mussels found at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Next-generation sequencing techniques were employed to identify eighteen unlinked polymorphic microsatellite loci for Bathymodiolus manusensis from Manus Basin in the western Pacific. Allele frequencies for eight loci conform to Hardy-Weinberg expectations and observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.04 to 0.90 (mean H O = 0.45, SD = 0.25). Ten of eighteen loci cross-amplified in Bathymodiolus heckerae from Atlantic seeps. Microsatellites developed for Bathymodiolus manusensis are being deployed to study connectivity among populations of this species colonizing geographically discrete back-arc basin vent systems. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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Cited Authors

  • Schultz, TF; Hsing, PY; Eng, A; Zelnio, KA; Thaler, AD; Carlsson, J; van Dover, CL

Published Date

  • January 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 25 - 27

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1877-7260

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1877-7252

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12686-010-9272-8

Citation Source

  • Scopus