Genetic characterization of 18 novel microsatellite loci in northern pike (Esox lucius L.)

Jun Wang, Chenghui Wang, Long Qian, Yuqing Ma, Xinxin Yang, Zsigmond Jeney, Sifa Li

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The northern pike (Esox lucius L.), an important predatory freshwater species, is undergoing significant population decline. In this study, 18 novel polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and used for assessing genetic variation in the Chinese Ulungur and Hungarian Balaton populations of the species. The number of alleles ranged from 2 to 13, observed heterozygosity from 0.154 to 0.920 and expected heterozygosity from 0.145 to 0.921, thereby indicating the specific usefulness of these suites of markers for investigating genetic variability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalGenetics and Molecular Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2011



  • Genetic variability
  • Microsatellite loci
  • Northern pike

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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