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Novel set of multiplex assays (SalPrint15) for efficient analysis of 15 microsatellite loci in the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Authors: Kristinn Olafsson, Sigridur Hjorleifsdottir, Christophe Pampoulie, Gudmundur Oli Hreggvidsson, Sigurdur Gudjonsson

Version: Molecular Ecology Resources

Publication year: 2010


We report the development of new PCR assays and loading panels for the Atlantic salmon using 15 microsatellite loci. A total of 8, 3 and 4 loci were coamplified in three separate PCRs using labeled primers and loaded on the ABI DNA analyzer in two separate panels. Amplified alleles were clearly typed, and easily interpretable results were obtained. The method was successfully applied in different laboratories, even when different types of DNA polymerase were employed. The method is useful for analyzing paternity, population genetics and conservation as well as for selective breeding programs.

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