The application of molecular markers to the study and conservation of fish populations, with special reference to Salmo

A. Ferguson*, J. B. Taggart, P. A. Prodöhl, O. McMeel, C. Thompson, C. Stone, P. McGinnity, R. A. Hynes

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Abstract

The main molecular techniques which can be used to generate genetic markers, and the applications of these markers to studies of fish populations are outlined. Published and ongoing studies, in the authors' laboratories, on brown trout and Atlantic salmon are used to compare the resolution and applicability of allozyme, mitochondrial DNA and minisatellite (variable number of tandem repeats) markers for studies on population structuring, genetic variation within populations, and the impact of the accidental and deliberate introduction of non‐native salmonids on the genetic make‐up of natural populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-126
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1995

Keywords

  • allozymes
  • genetic diversity
  • minisatellite DNA
  • mitochondrial DNA
  • parentage identification
  • population structure
  • Salmo
  • variable number of tandem repeats

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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