Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the freshwater mussel Lasmigona costata (Bivalvia: Unionoida)

Heather S. Galbraith, Kristyne M. Wozney, Caleigh M. Smith, David T. Zanatta, Chris Wilson

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Abstract

Eleven microsatellite loci for the freshwater mussel Lasmigona costata were isolated and characterized. Genetic screening of individuals from four rivers in southern Ontario confirmed that all loci were highly polymorphic. These loci should prove useful in a range of studies from fine- and coarse-scale population structure and gene flow to reproductive success of individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-11
Number of pages3
JournalConservation Genetics Resources
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Flutedshell mussel
  • Lasmigona costata
  • Microsatellite
  • Ontario
  • Population genetics

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