Novel microsatellite loci for winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectus americanus) Article

O'Leary, SJ, Feldheim, KA, Chapman, DD. (2013). Novel microsatellite loci for winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectus americanus) . CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, 5(2), 569-572. 10.1007/s12686-012-9854-8

cited authors

  • O'Leary, SJ; Feldheim, KA; Chapman, DD



  • Since the 1980s, heavy exploitation has led to severe population declines in winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, a demersal flatfish inhabiting the inshore bays and estuaries of the Northwest Atlantic. Recent studies using a limited number of non-specific microsatellite loci have demonstrated fine-scale population structure. Here, we present 21 novel species-specific microsatellite loci to enhance studies of genetic diversity, population differentiation, effective population size and mating behavior of this important commercial species. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

publication date

  • June 1, 2013

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start page

  • 569

end page

  • 572


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