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Conservation Genetics

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 1011–1013 | Cite as

Identification and characterization of microsatellite loci in the blue coral Heliopora coerulea (Alcynonaria: Coenothecalia)

  • Nina Yasuda
  • Satoshi Nagai
  • Chunlian Lian
  • Masami Hamaguchi
  • Takeshi Hayashibara
  • Kazuo Nadaoka
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Abstract

We isolated 11 polymorphic microsatellites from blue coral (Heliopora coerulea), whose conservation and management are of great concern. The number of alleles ranged from 3 to 20 with an average of 5.5, and the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.115 to 0.833 and from 0.371 to 0.915, respectively. These loci are useful for conservation genetics in H. coerulea populations.

Keywords

Coral reef Genetic structure Heliopora coerulea SSR 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research has been financially supported by JSPS (The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (No.17206052) and Grant-in-Aid for Research Fellows (1700-8669).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina Yasuda
    • 1
  • Satoshi Nagai
    • 2
  • Chunlian Lian
    • 3
  • Masami Hamaguchi
    • 2
  • Takeshi Hayashibara
    • 4
  • Kazuo Nadaoka
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyMeguro-kuJapan
  2. 2.National Research Institute of Fisheries and Environment of Inland SeaHatsukaichiJapan
  3. 3.Asian Natural Environmental Science CenterThe University of TokyoNishitokyo-shiJapan
  4. 4.Ishigaki Tropical StationSeikai National Fisheries Research InstituteIshigaki-shiJapan

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