A Preliminary Microsatellite Linkage Map of the Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)
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A genetic linkage map was generated for the red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), a marine fish species of considerable economic importance in the southeastern United States. Two single-pair mating families of 104 progeny were genotyped at 60 nuclear-encoded microsatellites and analysis of the data enabled identification of 13 linkage groups. The linear arrangement of the microsatellites within each linkage group was determined and map distances between adjacent markers were estimated. Significant family- and sex-specific differences in recombination rates between adjacent loci were found. This project represents the beginning of a microsatellite-based linkage map for red drum.
Hollenbeck, Christopher (2011). A Preliminary Microsatellite Linkage Map of the Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). Available electronically from