A1 Journal article – refereed
Isolation and characterization of 13 new nine-spined stickleback, Pungitius pungitius, microsatellites located nearby candidate genes for behavioural variation

List of Authors: Laine VN, Primmer CR, Herczeg G, Merila J, Shikano T
Publication year: 2012
Journal: Annales Zoologici Fennici
Journal name in source: ANNALES ZOOLOGICI FENNICI
Journal acronym: ANN ZOOL FENN
Number in series: 1-2
Volume number: 49
Issue number: 1-2
Number of pages: 6
ISSN: 0003-455X

Nine-spined stickleback (Pungitius pungitius) is a good model species for studying personality traits such as boldness and aggression as large variation in these behaviours has been observed in populations from different habitats. Here we used genomic information from three-spined sticklebacks to identify and characterise 13 new ninespined stickleback microsatellite loci which are located close to candidate genes for behaviour. All loci were polymorphic with 3-31 alleles per locus and expected heterozygosity varied from 0 to 0.97 and observed heterozygosity from 0 to 1. These markers should provide a useful resource for better understanding the genetic basis of behaviour in stickleback fishes.

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