Characterization of microsatellite DNA markers in a critically endangered species, Mekong giant catfish, Pangasianodon gigas

T. Ngamsiri, Y. Ohashi, N. Sukumasavin, M. Nakajima, U. Na-Nakorn, N. Taniguchi

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Abstract

Microsatellite DNA markers for a critically endangered Mekong giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas Roberts and Vidthayanon, 1991) were developed from fin clips collected from captive fish using (GT)15 probe. The number of alleles per locus ranged from two to four. The expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.13 to 0.68. Also, these primers were successfully amplified in four closely related species, Pangasius bocourti, Pangasius conchophilus, Pangasius larnaudii and Pangasius sanitwongsei with the number of alleles per locus ranged from 1 to 13, 1 to 16, 1 to 12 and 1 to 4, respectively. These markers should prove to be very useful for the evaluation of genetic diversity for this species and other related Pangasius species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Genetic markers
  • Mekong giant catfish
  • Microsatellite
  • Pangasianodon gigas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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