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dc.contributor.authorGiles, Emily C.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSaenz-Agudelo, Pablo  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRavasi, Timothy  Concept link
dc.identifier.citationMarine Biodiversity 43 (2013): 237-241en_US
dc.description© The Author(s), 2013. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. The definitive version was published in Marine Biodiversity 43 (2013): 237-241, doi:10.1007/s12526-013-0151-x.en_US
dc.description.abstractDespite the ubiquitous role sponges play in reef ecosystem dynamics, little is known about population-level connectivity in these organisms. The general field of population genetics in sponges remains in its infancy. To date, microsatellite markers have only been developed for few sponge species and no sponge population genetics studies using microsatellites have been conducted in the Red Sea. Here, with the use of next-generation sequencing, we characterize 12 novel polymorphic loci for the common reef sponge, Stylissa carteri. The number of alleles per loci ranged between three and eight. Observed heterozygosity frequencies (Ho) ranged from 0.125 to 0.870, whereas expected (He) heterozygosity frequencies ranged from 0.119 to 0.812. Only one locus showed consistent deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) in both populations and two loci consistently showed the possible presence of null alleles. No significant linkage disequilibrium was detected for any pairs of loci. These microsatellites will be of use for numerous ecological studies focused on this common and abundant sponge.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.en_US
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dc.subjectPopulation geneticsen_US
dc.subjectStylissa carterien_US
dc.titleNovel polymorphic microsatellite markers developed for a common reef sponge, Stylissa carterien_US

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