Microsatellite loci from the trematode Lecithochirium fusiforme, a parasite of the European conger eel Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Seven polymorphic loci containing dinucleotide repeats and one trinucleotide microsatellite were developed for the hemiurid fluke Lecithochirium fusiforme, a parasite of the European conger eel Conger conger. All parasites that were collected from a single individual host (a total of 54 specimens) were genotyped. The number of alleles ranged from two to eight. The observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.057 to 0.736 and from 0.091 to 0.794, respectively. Hardy-Weinberg deviations were statistically significant for two loci. These markers will be useful for study of parasite transmission patterns and population genetic structure. 2006 The Authors.

published proceedings

  • Molecular Ecology Notes

author list (cited authors)

  • VILAS, R., CRISCIONE, C. D., PANIAGUA, E., & BLOUIN, M. S.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • VILAS, R||CRISCIONE, CD||PANIAGUA, E||BLOUIN, MS

publication date

  • December 2006

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