Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(1), 456-461; doi:10.3390/ijms12010456
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Isolation and Characterization of the First Microsatellite Markers for the Endangered Relict Mussel Hypanis colorata (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Cardiidae)

1 “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History, Molecular Biology Department, Kiseleff Street, No 1, Bucharest 011341, Romania 2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bucharest, 91-95 Spl. Independentei, Bucharest 050095, Romania 3 “Babes-Bolyai” University, Molecular Biology Center, 42 Treboniu Laurian Street, 400271 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Received: 16 December 2010; in revised form: 23 December 2010 / Accepted: 6 January 2011 / Published: 17 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)
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Abstract: Hypanis colorata (Eichwald, 1829) (Cardiidae: Lymnocardiinae) is a bivalve relict species with a Ponto-Caspian distribution and is under strict protection in Romania, according to national regulations. While the species is depressed in the western Black Sea lagoons from Romania and Ukraine, it is also a successful invader in the middle Dniepr and Volga regions. Establishing a conservation strategy for this species or studying its invasion process requires knowledge about the genetic structure of the species populations. We have isolated and characterized nine polymorphic microsatellite markers in H. colorata. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 4 to 28 and the observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.613 to 1.000. The microsatellites developed in the present study are highly polymorphic and they should be useful for the assessment of genetic variation within this species.
Keywords: Monodacna; Ponto-Caspian; invasive species; population genetics; repetitive elements; genetic diversity

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Popa, O.P.; Iorgu, E.I.; Krapal, A.M.; Kelemen, B.S.; Murariu, D.; Popa, L.O. Isolation and Characterization of the First Microsatellite Markers for the Endangered Relict Mussel Hypanis colorata (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Cardiidae). Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 456-461.

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Popa OP, Iorgu EI, Krapal AM, Kelemen BS, Murariu D, Popa LO. Isolation and Characterization of the First Microsatellite Markers for the Endangered Relict Mussel Hypanis colorata (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Cardiidae). International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2011; 12(1):456-461.

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Popa, Oana Paula; Iorgu, Elena Iulia; Krapal, Ana Maria; Kelemen, Beatrice Simona; Murariu, Dumitru; Popa, Luis Ovidiu. 2011. "Isolation and Characterization of the First Microsatellite Markers for the Endangered Relict Mussel Hypanis colorata (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Cardiidae)." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 12, no. 1: 456-461.

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