Candidia barbata is an endemic cyprinid fish in Taiwan and suffers habitat destruction caused by human overexploitation. In this study, a total of 14 polymorphic microsatellite loci from C. barbata were isolated and characterized using an optimized protocol to construct a microsatellite-enriched genomic library. The analysis of variability was performed in 30 specimens of Taiwan. The mean number of alleles across loci was 4.92 ± 1.44. The levels of expected and observed heterozygosities varied from 0.1266 to 0.5079, and from 0.0667 to 0.9667, respectively. Frequencies of null alleles of the 14 loci are not significantly greater than zero. No linkage disequilibrium was detected between loci in either population.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics