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Mol Ecol Resour. 2009 Jan;9(1):168-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02406.x. Epub 2008 Oct 21.

Expressed sequence tag-derived polymorphic SSR markers for Fucus serratus and amplification in other species of Fucus.

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Department of Marine Benthic Ecology and Evolution, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, Biological Centre, University of Groningen, Kerklaan 30, PO Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands, Alfred Wegener Institute, Am Handelshafen 12, D-27570 Bremerhaven, Germany, CCMAR-CIMAR, F.C.M.A., University of Algarve, Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal.


The seaweed genus Fucus is a dominant component of intertidal shores throughout the North Atlantic and North Pacific and has been the focus of considerable developmental, ecological, and evolutionary research for the past century. Here, we present details of 21 expressed sequence tag-derived simple sequence repeat markers (microsatellites). All 21 were polymorphic for F. serratus, which also display considerable cross-reactivity with the sister species F. distichus (18) and the more distantly related F. vesiculosus (13), and F. spiralis (5).

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