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Characterization of microsatellite loci for the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis

Hänfling, Bernd; Weetman, D.

Authors

Dr Bernd Haenfling B.Haenfling@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer/ Chair of the Evolutionary Biology Group (EvoHull)

D. Weetman



Abstract

The Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis is an important human food source in Asia and causes considerable ecological and economical damage as a recent invader of North America and Europe. Here we report the isolation and characterization of 12 highly polymorphic microsatellite loci for E. sinensis. The number of observed alleles per locus ranged from 7 to 40 and the observed heterozygosity from 0.50 to 0.95. These markers should prove a useful tool to investigate the colonization process and its evolutionary implications.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2003
Journal MOLECULAR ECOLOGY NOTES
Print ISSN 1471-8278
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 1
Pages 15-17
APA6 Citation Hänfling, B., & Weetman, D. (2003). Characterization of microsatellite loci for the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis. Molecular ecology notes, 3(1), 15-17. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00336.x
DOI https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00336.x
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