Microsatellite Markers in Fisheries
College of Fisheries, CAU(I), Imphal, India
*Corresponding Author: Gowrimanohari Rakkannan, College of Fisheries, CAU(I), Imphal, India.
June 16, 2022; Published: June 24, 2022
Simple Sequence Repeats (SSR) or microsatellites are the genetic markers which are highly abundant and evenly distributed in eukaryotic genome. They have become the ideal markers for a wide range of population genetic, conservation, and evolutionary biology applications. Microsatellites are highly polymorphic because they have many alleles that are highly variable among individuals. Polymorphism is produced by having various numbers of tandem repeat motifs, which results in size variation that may be observed using PCR using pairs of locus-specific flanking primers and electrophoresis of the amplified product.
Keywords:Polymorphism; Locus-Specific Flanking Primers; PCR; Electrophoresis
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