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

Thomas F. Schultz, Pen Yuan Hsing, Allison Eng, Kevin A. Zelnio, Andrew David Thaler, Jens Carlsson, Cindy Lee van Dover

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalConservation Genetics Resources
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Back-arc basin
  • Bathymodiolus
  • Chemoautotrophic
  • Hydrothermal vent
  • Microsatellite
  • Mytilid mussel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics

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