Microsatellite DNA loci in Pacific abalone Haliotis discus discus (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Haliotidae)

M. Sekino, M. Hara

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Five novel microsatellite loci were isolated from Pacific abalone Haliotis discus discus, and the polymorphisms were examined to estimate genetic variability. The genetic variabilities varied depending on the locus: the number of alleles ranged from 3 to 10, and the observed and expected hetrozygosity ranged from 0.17 to 0.80, and 0.20 to 0.89, respectively. Two loci showed significant Hardy-Weinberg disequilibrium at the 0.01 < P < 0.05 levels. The high variabilities revealed in this study were evidently higher than that observed in allozyme loci, suggesting that these microsatellites should prove useful for various genetic investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Haliotidae
  • Haliotis discus discus
  • Microsatellite DNA
  • Pacific abalone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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