Characterization of transferrin-linked microsatellites in brown trout (Salmo trutta) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

A Antunes, K Gharbi, P Alexandrino, R Guyomard

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Abstract

The transferrin (TF) gene has recently received increased interest in fish given its fitness relevance as a resistance gene against pathogenic bacteria. In this study, we characterized five TF-linked microsatellites in brown trout (Salmo trutta) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Interestingly, each marker amplified duplicated loci and linkage analysis revealed that the TF gene has most likely experienced a tandem duplication during salmonid evolution. In addition, the amplification of all five markers across a wide range of salmonid species suggests that they may be of general interest for the genetic analysis of the TF gene(s) in this teleost family.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-549
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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