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Mol Mar Biol Biotechnol. 1996 Jun;5(2):123-9.

Genetics of scnDNA polymorphisms in juvenile oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Part I: Characterizing the inheritance of polymorphisms in controlled crosses.

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Department of Zoology and Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803-1725, USA.


The amplification of DNA by polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction enzyme digestion was used to examine five anonymous single-copy nuclear DNA polymorphisms in 11 pair crosses for juvenile oysters (Crassostrea virginica). There was an overall 7% frequency of aberrant (non-Mendelian) offspring genotypes among 174 total pair-cross progeny. Strict Mendelian inheritance of alleles was observed for two of the five loci. Possible explanations for the aberrant offspring genotypes include nonamplifiable alleles owing to priming site polymorphism or aneuploidy, or paralogous amplification. Analysis of more pair crosses is needed to test these explanations.

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