Microsatellite loci for the host-generalist "zooxanthella" Symbiodinium trenchi and other Clade D Symbiodinium

Drew C. Wham, Daniel T. Pettay, Todd C. Lajeunesse

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Abstract

Nine new polymorphic microsatellites were developed for Symbiodinium trenchi (sensu type D1a). These loci were tested on populations of S. trenchi from corals in Palau and 3-19 alleles were observed at each haploid locus with an average of 7 alleles. Many of the primer sets successfully amplified loci within other members of Symbiodinium clade D, demonstrating their utility across the group. Clade D Symbiodinium spp. are generally regarded as thermally tolerant and are common in coral reef habitats with warm, turbid, and/or variable environmental conditions. These population genetic markers are therefore useful for investigating how stress-tolerant symbionts may respond to climate warming through range expansion and/or by developing new associations with various host cnidarians. Additionally, the cross-lineage utility of these markers should help delineate the evolutionary relationships among members of this clade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-544
Number of pages4
JournalConservation Genetics Resources
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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Zooxanthella
Symbiodinium
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Microsatellite Repeats
Palau
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Alleles
microsatellite repeats
Cnidaria
Coral Reefs
Anthozoa
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Haploidy
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Population Genetics
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Climate
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  • Genetics

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